An expansion of the beloved picture book that follows Corduroy throughout the department store in search of his missing button while pursued by an increasingly exasperated Night Watchman. Little Lisa, in the meantime, searches for a way to win over Mom so she can give the bear a loving home. The tender, enduring story about longing, determination, and true friendship stirs up the stage with a rumpus of action, joy, and pathos.
Don Freeman, author
Barry Kornhauser, playwright
Originally produced by the Children’s Theatre Company in 2018
Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes (with intermission)
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
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Winner, AATE Distinguished Play Award.
“BEARly short of perfect…Ebullient…Wrings laughter and pathos out of Corduroy’s and Lisa’s plight…Utterly delightful.” – Star Tribune
“An absolute delight. …You will leave CORDUROY on stage with more laughs, broader grins, and a warmer heart than you have had in a very long time.” – Talkin’ Broadway
“Corduroy celebrates live theater as an alchemy of craft and imagination.” – City Pages
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