TITLE:
Spring is for the Birds
by Alan David Perkins
Copyright 1999

CLASSIFICATION:

A play for children, ages 9-12.

SYNOPSIS:

News Flash: Spring has gone on strike, causing turmoil in the world. A crack team of news reporters is on the case, taking time to interview assorted plants, animals and the other three seasons, to get to the bottom of this catastrophe. It isn't until Mother Nature herself steps in when Spring finally realizes the important job that lies ahead and that all rely heavily upon.

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CAST:

5 Workers
Cameraman
Sandy Beech - a reporter
Tyrone Shoelaces - a reporter
Winter
Summer
Woody Branch - a reporter
Rabbit
Bear
Squirrel
Snake
Sonny Skies
4 Seeds
Barbara Blacksheep - a reporter
Larry Bird
Lady Bird
Harold Bird
Sally Bird
Candy Wrapper - a reporter
Groundhog
Autumn's Secretary
Autumn
Bob White - a reporter
5 Students
Spring
Mother Nature

LENGTH:

25 - 30 minutes.

REQUIREMENTS:

The sets move fast in furious, moving quickly from television studios to locations in the woods to the "homes" of the four Seasons.

AUTHOR'S NOTES:

Written upon request, this play uses a lot of snappy quips and modern colloquialisms to tell a fast and funny story. While the parts of the reporters are pretty beefy, there are plenty of little-to-no-line parts.

CONTACTING THE PLAYWRIGHT:

The entire script of Spring is for the Birds is available upon request from the playwright. No production of this play can take place without permission from the playwright.