War of the Buttons

by Jonathan Dorf

About the Play

Drama. 90-100 minutes. 2 females, 10-14 males (12-16 performers possible, with some gender-flexibility). Suitable for middle school and older performers, and middle-upper elementary and older audiences.

A free adaptation of Louis Pergaud's novel La Guerre des Boutons, War of the Buttons was developed at the Haverford School.  

Synopsis

When the local ice cream factory goes under and sends a small town to the brink of ruin, its children do the only thing they can: they fight, launching a button-cutting war against the students of the prep school that is gradually buying up their parents' property. But when Charlie, leader of the townies, gets abandoned by his work-seeking parents and has to hide out in the abandoned factory, will he and his friends find a way to save the day, or will all—including Charlie himself—be lost?

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