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Illustration by Alex Perkins.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Judy Blume, author
Bruce Mason, playwright


87 pgs. 10-12 actors
Originally produced in SCT’s 1986-1987 season
Audience Recommendation: 6+


Oh, brother! Sibling mischief and best pal escapades are the problems Peter Hatcher faces in his attempts to deal with his impossible little brother, Fudge. Based on the popular title by perennial favorite Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a humorous look at family life and the troubles that can only be caused by a younger sibling.

“One of the reasons we like this show so much is it allows kids who have siblings to recognize certain feelings they might be having…and realize it’s OK to have them.” – Kate Hanely, Tour Director of Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing at the Kennedy Center

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $85 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.

Photos below from Main Street Youth Theatre’s 2015 production of Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing featuring Trevor Grace, Shane Manning, Danny Dyer, Sarah Myers, Rodrick Randall, Yemi Otulana, Brandon Morgan, and Brittny Bush. Photos by

Order Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing tee shirts for your cast and crew here: Fourth Grade Nothing Shirt

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