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Pollyanna Select Plays

Now available for licensing!

Playing Possum

by Holly Hepp-Galván

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Long ago, possums didn't look the way they do today. They were silky white and had beautiful tails with long, thick fur. And they loved to play tricks! Particularly on poor Coyote. In this retelling of Mexican folklore, we follow Possum's adventures where he perhaps plays one trick too many.


Combined with Spanish language elements, this play will have children laughing while they think about what it really means to be clever.

Production Information

Full Length One Act Play - 56 pages

Comedy, Folktales, Spanish, Animals

Cast Size: 5+ (any gender, very flexible)

Approximate Production Length: ~55 minutes

Production History

May 2017 - Pollyanna Theatre Company - Long Center for the Performing Arts’ Rollins Studio Theatre - Austin TX

Directed by Judy Matetzschk-Campbell

July & August 2021 - Rising Sun Performance Company - New York City Parks, NY

Directed by Anel Carmona

Summer 2021 - The Jackie White National Memorial Playwriting Contest - First runner-up

Columbia Entertainment Company (Production coming in the near future!)

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