Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. High school and middle school performers around the globe will love Lindsay Price's theatrical adaptation of the first A.A. Milne book, Winnie-the-Pooh.
Join Pooh Bear, Piglet, and all their friends in the Hundred Acre wood as they hunt Woozles, find lost tails, survive floods, and search for the North Pole.
A wonderful collection of stories filled with the characters you know and love. And don’t listen to Eeyore – it won’t rain, and it will end well!
A full-length play with one act suggestions.
Let's hear from the author!
1. Why did you write this play?
I was so excited when I found out that the first Winnie-the-Pooh was in the public domain. I started working on this adaptation as soon as it was in the clear! It’s such a classic story with fabulous characters — I knew that it would be a great theatrical adaptation.
2. Describe the theme in one or two sentences.
Friends and stories go hand in hand.
3. What's the most important visual for you in this play?
The set as described in the script is very much a set of "play." It's cardboard cutouts and rivers made of cloth and risers that double as a variety of locations. The "play" of the story is very important to the "play" of the script!
4. If you could give one piece of advice for those producing the play, what would it be?
Do not be bound by what you know of the costumes and the characterizations of any animations you've seen of the Winnie-the-Pooh story. Most of it is under copyright anyway so there's no point in copying. Come to your own conclusions on what the character's look like and should dress like. I've seen a couple of productions already and was so thrilled to see their unique interpretations!
5. Why is this play great for student performers?
It's a well known story and a great opportunity to "play."
6. Who is your favourite character in the play?
Piglet is by far my favourite character in the original and as such in the play. My memory of Piglet from the animation is that they are very cute and small and that is played up. In the original stories, Piglet is someone who tries time and time again to be brave and fails miserably. That’s fun to watch. They also want the spotlight quite a bit, which is a great character flaw to play with. Eeyore is also much more of a blowhard in the original text than I remember in the animations. Another great character flaw to play with.
7. What is your favourite line in the play?
I love the language in this play so much! But if I have to choose, my favourite lines in the play are anytime the characters try to spell. They mangle it horribly and no one ever comments or criticizes them. For example when Owl tries to spell "A very happy birthday with love from Pooh" it comes out HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY.
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