Kingdom of Crump
Book and lyrics by Dori
Appel, music by Kent Harrison
A fantasy adventure adapted from the author's earlier
children's book, Kingdom of Crump uses a light
touch to tell the classic story of a journey from
innocence to knowledge. When the unicorn Sebastian is
banished from the Great Blue Forest, he finds himself in
the strange and perplexing Kingdom Of Crump- a place
very much like the lovely old streets of Boston's Beacon
Hill. Helped by an eccentric elderly couple, a refugee
elephant, and a runaway cockatoo, he unravels a mystery,
battles a wizard, and discovers his own hidden powers.
Though set in contemporary times, Kingdom of Crump
derives its style and structure from favorites in
children's literature. Its humorous approach to serious
questions, witty dialogue, and fanciful music and lyrics
are all designed to keep the adult companions of young
playgoers also happily entertained.
Seven major roles, four male, three female - adults and
children. Three essential minor roles, plus many others
- number and ages flexible. Set requirements flexible,
from single unit to multiple sets.
Selected for the Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland,
Oregon, where it was performed as a staged reading.