O Ye Jigs & Juleps!

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9780020404804: O Ye Jigs & Juleps!

Play script adapted freely by Don Musselman from the book of the same name by Virginia Cary Hudson that has delighted millions for a quarter-century. Unit set with inserts. Turn-of-the-century costumes, a flexible cast of adults and children; 23 women, 20 men (boys and girls included or with doubling, 15 women and 12 men). There are endless possibilities for larger numbers of children and adults. The play leds itself to summer programs, churches, community theatres. A delight for family audiences.

Virginia is a bright eleven year old enjoying life in a small Kentucky town nearly a century ago. With a child's eyes she pieces the petty hypocrisies and enjoys the colorful qualities of the townspeople. She charms all with her shrewd and ingenious comments on life, death, God, cattle, and mint juleps. This humorous play consists of episodes based on authentic essays of this astute child of 1900. With Virginia as guide we tour her school, church, home, and main street, a journey from Egyptian bondage to the Judgment Seat for a kind of celestial graduation, receiving harps and crowns rather than diplomas.

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A refreshing look into a little girl's humorous outlook on life, her Christian perspective, and the customs and social mores of nineteenth-century America. It contains a collection of essays of a child's experiences at a religious boarding school at the turn of the century. Guaranteed to make the reader LAUGH! With qualities similar to Eloise and Dennis the Menace, Virginia Cary Hudson was only ten when she wrote these essays for her teacher at the Episcopal boarding school she was attending in 1904. This humorous collection (over 1 million sold) of small-town Americana is a modern-day classic that celebrates the honesty and charm of a child's turn-of-the century world. On Everlasting Life: Most of the things you get somebody dies so you can get it. But, you have to die your own self to get everlasting life. On Etiquette: Etiquette is what you're doing or saying when people are looking or listening. What you are thinking is your own business. These naively commentaries of school, church etiquette, and everlasting life are both a child's honest impressions that become hilarious when read by adults.

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With the pixiness of Eloise and the innocence of Dennis the Menace, Virginia Cary Hudson was a sprite of ten when she wrote these essays for a very understanding teacher at the Episcopal boarding school she was attending in 1904. With over 1 million copies sold, this humorous collection of small-town Americana has become a modern-day classic, celebrating the honesty and charm of a child's world at the turn of the century. On Moses: "I got so tired of Moses walking forty years and never getting to where he was going. I sure would have bought myself a mule." On the library: "In the library there are signs. Silence. Mrs. Simons [the librarian] must not know they are there. She talks the whole long day." These naively trouncing concepts of school, church etiquette, and everlasting life are both a child's mischievous collection of impressions and an adult's hilarious comeuppance.

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