— Every child’s favorite talking cookie leaps off the picture book pages and onto the stage in The Gingerbread Man, an action-packed, fun-filled, easily staged comedy for kids.
In a surprising and delightful variation on the beloved tale, city girl Sally is unhappy staying at her aunt and uncle’s farm while her parents are on vacation. To cheer her up, Sally’s aunt makes a gingerbread cookie, which promptly leaps out of the oven and takes Sally on a merry adventure to see traveling players perform Aesop’s “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.”
Along the way, the intrepid runaways encounter a karate-kicking donkey with a scrambled vocabulary, a fashionable skunk with a nose for rare fragrances, and a sly fox who tries to put a bite on the Gingerbread Man. There’s even a gentle message about finding your place in the world.
The Gingerbread Man is loaded with funny puns, comical characters, and slapstick humor, boasts a flexible cast, minimal costume and set requirements, is easily toured, and suitable for all ages.
The cookie never crumbles in this silly and sweet version of The Gingerbread Man.
Published by Dramatic Publishing.