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Illustration by Melissa Somerville.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Robert Browning, author
Thomas W. Olson, playwright


55 pgs. 6 female, 14 male +ensemble
Originally produced in CTC’s 77-78 season
Audience Recommendation: 9+


The town of Hamelin has a huge problem – it is totally infested with rats! And after surviving a plague brought on by rats, the townspeople are understandably terrified of them. The cruel Mayor of Hamelin does nothing to help, and even considers fleeing the town. But when the Mayor’s son meets a friendly Piper who claims he can rid the town of rats, things might just get better… if the Mayor will stop being so callous, deceitful and selfish.

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.

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