Holly Abel & The Missing Mothers

by Andra Laine Hunter

It’s the Roaring 20s, and sugary sodas like root beer have been outlawed by the outrageous 18 ½ Amendment. Detective Holly Abel is short on cases, but when she reads about a suspected ring of soda smugglers operating in town, her toes begin to tingle. Then, a group of strangers whose stories sound very familiar barge into her office, begging her to find their lost mothers, and she knows her time has come to earn some clams! Is it a lot of phonus balonus, or are the Brothers Grimm headed to the big house? Will Holly & Opal figure out why the mothers are always missing in fairy tales? If we know our onions, this delightful ensemble play for young performers and family audiences is the bee’s knees! Holly Abel is root beer barrels full of fun for casts and audiences of all ages, so get on the trolley with Holly, Opal and a gaggle of fairy tale characters!

  • Cast Size: 6M 18W 3NB
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Andra Laine Hunter is thrilled to be part of the NSP family of authors! She is the founder and artistic director of The Linden Grove Theatre Company in Dallas, Texas. She has written several ensemble plays for youth, including Nutcracker: KrakatukFrankenstein/MonsterLegends of Sleepy HollowHolly Abel & the Missing MothersHolly and Opal Nosh with Nosferatu, the audio play Holly Abel and the Lady of the Lake, and the musical The Popsicle Monsters, which she co-wrote with her children. Andra graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre Studies and a double concentration in Playwriting and Directing. She is currently a MFA in Playwriting candidate. She can be reached at [email protected]


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