P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Mama Tomcat's Flying School
By: Spring Hermann
Cast: 3 M, 3 F, 4 flexible (With doubling: 3 M, 2 F, 1 flexible)
Performance Time: Approximately 50 minutes, 37 pgs
COMEDY. Adapted from award-winning author Luis Sepúlveda’s novel The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly. Zorbo the tomcat, used to living “the cat’s life” with his buddies Sal, Einstein, and the Admiral on Boston harbor, never planned to settle down. Yet when a seagull is downed in an oil slick and deposits her egg on Zorbo’s porch, what can a guy do? Promise to hatch it and raise the gull! Zorbo’s pals help him “sit on” the egg, so that when the baby gull they name Lucky arrives, she insists on calling Zorbo “Mama.” The challenges of finding Lucky food, protecting her from bad rats like Sneaky and hungry cats like Trash-heap, and learning to love Lucky change all the tomcats’ lives. Even Zorbo’s dates with his beloved Lucinda have to take a back seat when it comes time to teach Lucky the skill of flying. Will the Flying School be a flop? Will other gulls give Lucky the right advice? And will Lucky's dear Mama Tomcat be able to help her take wing and soar? This tale of growing up in a very special family will delight children of all ages. Perfect for touring. Winner, Central Washington University New Plays for Youth Project, 2008. Semi-finalist, Bonderman Youth Playwriting Symposium, 2007.
Freeviews: To read play excerpts click here.
About the Story: To read more about the story click here.
Scripts: $7.95 each
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $209.00 (13 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)