A Pocket for Corduroy

by Wysteria Edwards

About the Play

Young audiences. 10-15 minutes. 2-4 females, 1-3 males (5 total performers). Suitable for elementary school and older. 

Adapted for the stage from the book by Don Freeman.

A Pocket for Corduroy is available in print (feel free to place your order on this page) as part of Classics for Kids, a quartet of short plays based on the books of acclaimed children's writer Don Freeman.


Lisa takes her teddy bear Corduroy to the laundromat (not to be washed—just for company). When Lisa's mother warns her to take the things out of her pockets before washing them, Corduroy realizes with some consternation that he doesn't have any pockets! While poking around for pocket prospects, he crawls inside a bag of wet laundry. A complicated comedy of errors ensues, involving an artist, a temporary disrobing, and Swan Flakes (they look curiously like snow), until the touching denouement when Lisa sews a pocket on her best friend's green overalls and tucks his name inside.

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Printed Script $8.00 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $7.25 $0.00
Performance Royalties $25.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $35.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $60.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $35.00 $0.00
Silver Package $50.00 $0.00
Gold Package $65.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $80.00 $0.00
Diamond Package $100.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $35.00 $0.00

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