adapted from the novel by Natalie Babbitt
Full-length. 65-80 minutes.
8-20 actors possible
In 1880, 10-year-old Winnie Foster, trapped by the rules imposed by her strait-laced family, runs away and discovers the humble Tucks who had accidentally stumbled upon a spring long ago that gave them eternal life. Winnie promises to keep their dangerous secret but then a sinister stranger in a yellow suit arrives at at their door with intentions to steal the immortal water for himself. Ultimately Winnie must choose whether or not to drink the immortal water and join them in an everlasting adventure – or live on in a natural way, living a life full of the ordinary beauty of growth and change.
"...Transforms Babbitt's coming-of-age story into a breathtaking piece of theater." --Chicago Reader, Lifeline Theatre production
"...Evocative and faithful..." --Dallas News, Dallas Children's Theater production
"...Brings the enchanting story wonderfully to life." --Broadway World, The Coterie Theatre production
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