Kevin Kling, playwright
Richard Gray, composer
36 pgs. 5 male, 2 female +ensemble
Originally produced by CTC in 1990-91
Run Time: 75 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
Lyle is the story of a friendly crocodile who turns up in a bathtub in an apartment in New York City’s Upper East Side. Lyle becomes good friends with the folks in the building, except for Mr. Grumps, who hates Lyle, parades, people, and pretty much everything. However, when Lyle rescues Mr. Grumps and his cat Loretta from a fire, Mr. Grumps has to apologize for the way he’s treated Lyle. In the end, Lyle helps those around him learn that they should not judge other by how different they appear to be, but to love people (and crocodiles) for what they are.
“King’s adaptation creates a theatrical version that is true to the spirit of the books, yet adds an extra dimension of camp and humor that gives the production a distinctive stylistic signature.” –St. Paul Pioneer Press
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.
*Lyle the Crocodile requires separate underlying rights from Curtis Brown LTD
Performance-quality CD available. Additional fees apply.
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