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Riding the Rails

Ann Schulman, playwright
Gary Rue, composer


81 pgs. 14 Characters

Originally produced by Steppingstone Theatre

Run Time: 60 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 6+


At the height of the Great Depression an estimated 250,000 children roamed America by jumping on trains. Riding the Rails tells the story of world-wise Sam, who gives newcomer Rook a hand. Rook and Sam meet wily Jumpin’ Joe and a whole chorus of hobos. During the course of their adventures, Rook learns “the rules of the road” and Sam learns to trust her new friend.


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.


*Production CD available. Additional fees apply.

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