Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Adapted from “George & Martha Collected Stories” by James Marshall
Runtime: 75 minutes
Cast: 5 (2F, 3M) (George & Martha, plus Croc, Pig, Dog)
Commissioned by Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD, World Premier, Spring, 2011
George & Martha, two hippopotami, do everything together, with the same ups and downs in true friendship as humans. They teach each other that privacy is important, practical jokes can sometimes backfire, and pouring split pea into your loafers to spare the chef’s feelings is not the best laid plan. Gentle stories, flavored with Marshall’s trademark wit, framed in vaudeville.
Orchestrations for small band, also Orchestration/Accompaniment tracks available.
Take a look at the script here: GEORGE AND MARTHA perusal copy (sample)