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“Lost in a Banana Tree”

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Lee, Michael Anne (American playwright, 1943-____), “Lost in a Banana Tree,”

a 40-minute children’s musical in English, set high up in a ‘humongous’ banana tree, on a Saturday afternoon, 1997,

2m1f (+ 1 puppet);

  •  © 1997 by Michael Anne Lee; book and lyrics by Michael Anne Lee; music by Michael Anne Lee and Patrick Hutcheson;  •  script/rights available from Michael A. Lee, P.O. Box 1876, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30086-1876, U.S.A., e-mail michaela@bellsouth.net, telephone (work) 770-498-7571.  •  Cited by Michael A. Lee, via ftp August 2, 1999; Michael says,

  § Dramatis Personae Katie Byron (f), 9, lost girl; Snake (m/f), an adolescent; Monkey (m/f), an adolescent; Bird  (Puppet), not long out of the nest.

  § Synopsis “Katie, lost high up in a banana tree, meets a joke-cracking Snake, a Top-of-the-Trees Monkey, and a forgetful Bird while learning to think for herself.

  § Comment “Single set. Seven original songs by Michael Anne Lee and Patrick Hutcheson. Audio tape available. Single set. Premiered thirteen dates June 13-August 14, 1998, by Art Station Theatre, P. O. Box 1998, Stone Mountain, Georgia, U.S.A., telephone 770-469-1105, fax 770-469-0355; producer, David Thomas; director, Michael Hidalgo. Monkey actor may double as Bird puppeteer. Actors with vocal training preferred, especially for Katie.”

  § Themes children, children’s musical, comedy, musical, original, puppets, single set, touring.

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