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Don Freeman, author
Barry Kornhauser, playwright


44 pgs. 6 Actors

Originally produced by the Children’s Theatre Company in 2018

Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes (with intermission)

Audience Recommendation: All Ages


Winner, AATE Distinguished Play Award.  An expansion of the beloved picture book that follows Corduroy throughout the department store in search of his missing button while pursued by an increasingly exasperated Night Watchman. Little Lisa, in the meantime, searches for a way to win over Mom so she can give the bear a loving home.  The tender, enduring story about longing, determination, and true friendship stirs up the stage with a rumpus of action, joy and pathos.

“BEARly short of perfect…Ebullient…Wrings laughter and pathos out of Corduroy’s and Lisa’s plight…Utterly delightful.”  – Star Tribune

“An absolute delight.  …You will leave CORDUROY on stage with more laughs, broader grins, and a warmer heart than you have had in a very long time.”  – Talkin’ Broadway

Corduroy celebrates live theater as an alchemy of craft and imagination.” – City Pages

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $100 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.

*Production CD available. Additional fees apply.


Clown Music 1

Corduroy Button on Bed Dance

Sad Lisa to Happy Lisa

Watchman underscore


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