Curiosity Cat

Curiosity Cat

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by Chris Grabenstein
     
 

Theatre for Young Audiences

Characters: 6 males, 4 females, 6 males or females, plus extras

"To my way of thinking, there are no such things as strays; only those who have not yet found their homes."

From the imaginative mind of award winning TYA author Chris Grabenstein comes a very funny, very touching new comedy filled with laughter, learning, and

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Theatre for Young Audiences

Characters: 6 males, 4 females, 6 males or females, plus extras

"To my way of thinking, there are no such things as strays; only those who have not yet found their homes."

From the imaginative mind of award winning TYA author Chris Grabenstein comes a very funny, very touching new comedy filled with laughter, learning, and heart that's ideal for school groups and professional children's theatres.Curiosity Cat is the play-within-the-book from Grabenstein's award-winning novel for middle grades readers The Hanging Hill. It's a story bout displaced children and homeless cats as well as family and the value of curiosity.

When their mother becomes very ill Claire and Charlie are forced to live with their father's Aunt Jenny. A stray cat named Curiosity also wanders into the house. When he breaks Claire's prized music box, she immediately throws him back out into the streets. Being homeless is an adventure, not a concern, for a cat this curious and cool. Soon, the children (with Fred the dog) set out to rescue Curiosity Cat who is busily trying to help other forlorn felines find homes while simultaneously avoiding a newly appointed "cat catcher" who vows to put him to sleep!

Filled with memorable characters -- such as Coot, the geriatric cat; Slicker the big city alley cat; Penelope, the pampered Persian Princess; Fred the extremely loyal dog; a nervous and nutty squirrel; a chorus of cute jailbird strays; and the evil cat catcher Skeevelberger -- the play builds to a funny and touching climax that will leave audiences laughing and cheering!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573698743
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/29/2010
Pages:
90
Sales rank:
524,880
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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Curiosity Cat 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
grammyWA More than 1 year ago
We were hoping it was a little more adult - like Bark - The Musical - only cat version. The excerpt we were able to read fit that scenatio - however after recieving it and reading whole play - the rest became more and more juvenile. Big disappointment. Clean and wholesome tho.
AuthorChrisNYC More than 1 year ago
From an e-mail the author received: “Hi Mr. Grabenstein! I am the director of Curiosity Cat here at the Schultz Theatre in New Market, VA. You asked if the kids were enjoying the play. To that question, I can respond with a resounding, "Yes!" At our first read-through we only made it through half the play in a two hour rehearsal, because we were laughing so hard that at times we couldn't breath! For my own part, I have been telling everyone that this is the funniest children's play I have ever encountered. I absolutely love it! I love animals and am passionate about animal rescue. Anyway, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing this play. It is fun and heartwarming. Thank you also for considering coming to see my little band of actors. They are awesome kids, and totally in love with your characters! Thank you again!” Yvonne Owens Director of Youth Theatre The Schultz Theatre, New Market, VA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago