Mirandy and Brother Wind

It’s Spring, 1906, in Ridgetop, South Carolina.  Mirandy is excited about the Annual Junior Cakewalk dance.  The winner gets a triple-decker cake.  Suddenly, Brother Wind swoops in and makes a mess of things.  Ma Dear tells Mirandy about the Legend of Brother Wind.   “Whoever can catch Brother Wind can make him do their bidding.”  Mirandy will catch Brother Wind.  He can really kick up his heels and shake his tail feathers – the perfect dance partner.  Grandmama Beasley tells Mirandy, “can’t nobody can put shackles on Brother Wind, chile.  He be special, he be free”.  Leave it to Mirandy, she’ll grab hold of that Brother Wind and win that delicious cake!  Through her journey to capture Brother Wind, Mirandy learns about freedom, friendship and kindness.

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Description

Creators
Patricia McKissack, author
Michael J. Bobbitt, playwright
John L. Cornelius II, composer

 

Details

34 pgs., 4 women and 3 men with doubling (ensemble can be added)

Originally produced by Adventure Theatre, MD, in 2011

Run Time: 50 minutes

Audience Recommendation: All Ages

Synopsis

It’s Spring, 1906, in Ridgetop, South Carolina. Mirandy is excited about the Annual Junior Cakewalk dance. The winner gets a triple-decker cake. Suddenly, Brother Wind swoops in and makes a mess of things. Ma Dear tells Mirandy about the Legend of Brother Wind. “Whoever can catch Brother Wind can make him do their bidding.” Mirandy will catch Brother Wind. He can really kick up his heels and shake his tail feathers – the perfect dance partner. Grandmama Beasley tells Mirandy, “can’t nobody can put shackles on Brother Wind, chile. He be special, he be free”. Leave it to Mirandy, she’ll grab hold of that Brother Wind and win that delicious cake! Through her journey to capture Brother Wind, Mirandy learns about freedom, friendship and kindness.

Mirandy breezes along with funny stage business and appealingly quirky characters.” –Washington Post

“Young theater-goers will learn the importance of [kindness and friendship], along with the importance of allowing even the wind to be free.” –Washington Times

 

Audio

Gran’mama Sings

What Do I Do Now

 

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Additional information

Script Type

Demo CD – Music Tracks Download, Perusal Script PDF, Sample CD – Music Tracks Download, Study Guide Content, Written Score PDF

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