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The Gator Of Glen Ridge

Peace and harmony in the Borough of Glen Ridge turns to chaos when a pet alligator named Willie slips his leash and runs free throughout the town. We follow two neighbors, Mrs. Snowden and Mrs. Marsden who want to subdue the reptile and seek help from the haughty Mrs. Upper-Montclair, the inept Mayor Rude, the nature-loving Chief Watchung and the sea-faring Admiral Sampson. In this ‘Chicken Little’-type children’s play, excitement builds as Mrs. Snowden, Mrs. Marsden and their coterie of followers seek to find the right person to find and capture, what they believe is a vicious alligator. The group finds their “Gator Hunter” and a confrontation ensues with Willie the Gator. But a surprise twist occurs at the play’s conclusion with a happily-ever-after ending for everyone. Well, almost everyone. Very loosely based on a true story as reported by the New York Times in 1905, The Gator of Glen Ridge, was written as a quirky, light-hearted, play.

Basic Details

Play Title : The Gator Of Glen Ridge
Author : Jon A. Russo
Play Type : Pre-Teen (9-13)
Type : Play
Play ID : 1001
Royalty : $35 Per Performance
Genre : Comedy
Running Time (min) : 60
Total Cast : 10
Females : 1
Males : 4
Year Written : 2012
Time Period : Contemporary


Ensemble cast
Expandable casting
Flexible casting
Room for Extras

Current Productions

Past Productions : 03/2014 : Studio Playhouse (Montclair, NJ)

Perfect For

Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
Community Theatres
Professional Theatres
Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Reader's Theatre
Shoestring Budget
Church / Religious Groups
Outdoor Spaces
Youth/Camp Programs
Small Stage/Space
The Gator Of Glen Ridge is a Pre-Teen (9-13) Play
  • Play ID : 1001
  • Total Cast : 10
$35 Per Performance

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