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Illustration by Anne Willsdorf (c) 1996.

The Old Man Who Loved Cheese

Garrison Keillor, author
Edward Barnes, playwright & composer


25 pgs. 5 female, 5 male +ensemble
Originally produced in CTC’s 1999-2000 season
Performed as an Opera
Run Time: 25 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages


What happens when a man loves cheese more than his family? They all up and leave when the smell gets too bad, the police take him in, the judge gives a trial, and the experts agree this old man smells foul! The lone hope is butterscotch, the only weapon strong enough to combat a stinky man such as this!

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $100 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.

*Demo CD (with vocals) available.



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