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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.

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Track 37


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