Riding the Rails

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.

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Estimated Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Estimated 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.

Description

Creators
Ann Schulman, playwright
Gary Rue, composer

 

Details

81 pgs. 14 Characters

Originally produced by Steppingstone Theatre

Run Time: 60 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 6+

Synopsis

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.

Additional information

Script Type

Demo CD with vocals – Music Tracks Download, Perusal Script PDF, Production CD – Music Tracks Download, Written Score PDF

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