A mysterious old woman lives in the misty mountains, making beautiful quilts for the poor. Meanwhile, a greedy King is desperate to find happiness, assuming it will come from one of the many presents he has demanded from his subjects. When the old woman refuses to give the King a quilt, she starts him on a journey of self-discovery that takes them both on a whimsical adventure. At times mystical, hilarious, gently provocative and touching, this intimate musical show has delighted parents and children alike.
One act. Approximately one hour long. CLICK HERE FOR PUBLISHERS WEBSITE
Alan Prewitt-book, Steven Mark Kohn-lyrics
The Quiltmaker’s Gift was commissioned by Phoenix Theatre in 2003 and ran steadily for 8 years in a row at the holiday season. It was then picked up by Theatreworks (also in Phoenix) and ran for 3 consecutive holiday seasons. Since its premiere, it has had around 35 productions in the US.
Script length: 49 pages
Cast: Minimum of 8 (includes a child actor) –chorus of four can be expanded.
Set requirements: From as simple as three boxes, to a full set.
Demo CD available.
Piano/vocal score, six-piece ensemble score (fl/pic, trumpet, cello, piano, bass, percussion) or Performance CD (licensed by Phoenix Theatre*) available.
… a delightful little message play… a sprightly score, that will entertain children and adults alike…
-The Los Angeles Times