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Pollyanna Select Plays

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The Big Bolt!

by Holly Hepp-Galván

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Jimmi loves building things and when she finds a big bolt at a construction site, she decides to tell a small lie and keep it. It’s just one bolt and what could possibly happen? Soon however, the whole town is in chaos! The Foreman gets locked in his office, the Opera Singer can’t sing, the Shopkeeper is out of business, and the Mail Carrier is dropping packages everywhere.


As things get worse and worse how will she ever tell the truth? With the help of her dog Bingo, she realizes that every bolt matters and sometimes a little lie can cause big trouble. 

Production Information

Full Length One Act Play - 56 pages

Comedy, Counting, Construction, Dogs

Cast Size: 5-6 (2 female, 2 male, 2 any gender, flexible)

Approximate Production Length: ~55 minutes

Production History

May 2015 - Pollyanna Theatre Company - Long Center for the Performing Arts’ Rollins Studio Theatre - Austin TX

Directed by Judy Matetzschk-Campbell

Nov & Dec 2018 - The Long Island Children's Museum - Garden City, NY

Directed by James Packard

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