Francine Poulet (Reed Sigmund), Mrs. Watson (Mo Perry), Mr. Watson (Gerald Drake), Mercy Watson (Sara Richardson), Baby Lincoln (Elizabeth Griffith), Eugenia Lincoln (Wendy Lehr), and General Washington (Jason Ballweber). Photo by Dan Norman.
Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Kate DiCamillo, author Victoria Stewart, playwright Victor Zupanc, composer
66 pgs. 7 male, 6 female (originally performed with 7 actors)
Doubling is possible
Originally produced by CTC in 2011-12
Run Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
Mr. and Mrs. Watson think that 54 Deckawoo Drive will be the perfect home for their family–especially their beloved Mercy. But when Eugenia Lincoln gets wind that her new neighbor is a P-I-G (or a porcine wonder, depending on your point of view), Eugenia stirs up trouble of the most hilarious sort. Mercy Watson to the Rescue has a little comic mayhem, inadvertent heroism, and, of course, hot buttered toast.
“Victoria Stewart has penned a sharp and smart adaptation of the book series by Kate DiCamillo… be prepared to walk out of the theater with a powerful hankering for buttered toast.” –How Was the Show
“Mercy Watson to the Rescue is aimed at the youngest of audiences and contains all the madcap humor and lightheartedness to completely captivate them.” -Star Tribune
Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.
*Mercy Watson to the Rescue requires separate underlying rights from Pippin Properties.
**Mercy Watson to the Rescue is not a musical, but there is a CD available for underscoring. Additional fees apply.