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.
Ann Schulman, playwright
Gary Rue, composer
81 pgs. 14 Characters
Originally produced by Steppingstone Theatre
Run Time: 60 minutes (Can be cut for competition)
Audience Recommendation: 6+
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