The Blueberry Balladeer visits the farmers in Washington
County every year, and she sings a lullaby to put all the
berry blights and pests to sleep until it’s harvest time. But
one year, an ancient pestilence known as the Willisoggle
gives the Balladeer a cold, so she can’t sing. The farmers,
the families and an assortment of characters — from a beauty
queen to a beekeeper to a pair of Bavarian gnomes — have to
band together to figure out how to defeat the Willisoggle
before it eats the entire blueberry harvest!
More about playwright Andrew M. Frohdahl.
Author: Andrew M. Frodahl
Genre: Plays for youth theatre
Type: Two act play
Cast: The cast size is 19 characters. 10M, 6F and 3M or F
*Cast doubling can be done to bring it to 4F and 5M.
*Titus the Honeybee is a sound cue.
*Cast size can be increased with having the bees be actors
rather than sound cues.
*Loafer the Dog can be a stuffed animal attached to Vernon’s
walker or an added actor.
Ages of the actors: Anything from young teens to an adult cast
Suitable for: All ages, youth theatre, community theatre, school plays
Length: 1.5 – 2 hours
Set: Various – Office of the Berry Pickers Guild, The Giles Farm, The Blueberry Factory, The Barrens, The Berry Bluffs. Set can be simplified to various offices and outdoor scenes.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – managing large cast, scene changes
Cost is $6 for this previously produced digital script
Copyright © August 2015 Andrew M. Frohdahl and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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