Harriet loves Halloween. She loves dressing up; she loves hanging out with her friends; and she loves getting all that delicious, gooey, chewy, chocolaty sweet candy. What she does not love is having to share with her baby brother, Walter, even when her parents make her. Once back from her trick-or-treating, the very important sorting process begins. In theory, this is when Harriet will decide which of her treasures she will bestow on her brother. Licorice whips? Nougat bars? Marshmallow puffs? Tangy tarts? Chocolate drops? No!! They’re all too good to share. And they’re all hers. To keep her stash safe, Harriet tries hiding it, but what will she do when she has to go to school? Why, take it with her, of course. When her friends find out she’s been hoarding all the goodies for herself, they turn their backs on her selfish ways. Her obsession has landed her in a sticky mess. But with the help of her mother, Harriet proves that she knows nothing is sweeter than a true friend.
Nancy Carlson, author
Ann Schulman, playwright
Chad Henry, composer
86 pgs. 8 female, 6 male
Doubling is possible. Original production done with 7 actors.
Run Time: 1 hour, 18 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 5+
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“With Halloween ranking up with Christmas as kids’ favorite holiday, young theater-goers will no doubt relate to Harriet’s pursuit of all that is sugar, while parents will appreciate that Harriet eventually learns friends trump even chocolate.” – The Seattle Times
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