Wanda, The Girl Who Cried, Witch!

by Midge Guerrera

Wanda, lives on a hilltop with her family and a herd of goats.  She is incredibly lonely but none of the kids in the valley are interested in being her friend.  It is Halloween, the day witches dance in the forest, and the perfect time for Wanda to trick the children in the valley into being her buddies.  Ooops, that was a big mistake.  Wanda cries Witch one to many times and inadvertently conjures up, Matilda, a really frightening witch.  Follow Wanda on her journey to find playmates.  Along the way, she learns that feeling special, being happy with who she is, enjoying where she lives and always telling the truth is the best way to find and keep friends. 

  • Cast Size: 1M 2W 5MorW
  • Running Time: Under an Hour
  • Royalty Rate: $40 per performance

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About the Playwright

Midge Guerrera, now in her second act, has been a professor, producer, director, actor, arts administrator and most importantly to her a playwright. Produced works include E-Mail: 9-12 which was produced in four states on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  Annarita was selected for the Samuel French 29th Annual Short Play Festival.  Historic works Midge has written and directed were commissioned by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Vocational High School – Ruth St. Denis: The Dance Continues; the Millstone Historic Society- Transitions; Somerset County Bi-Centennial Commission –Turnabou; the Stephen Crane House and funded in part by the NJ Council on the Humanities – Crane Chronicles; and the Stephen Crane Committee- Stephen Crane: The Middle Years.  Many Snows Ago.explores the tales of Eastern Woodland Indians and has been performed at numerous schools. She has written over fifty plays for children. All produced by the Laffin’ Stock Company.  

Ten-minute plays have done by Paradox Theatre, Brooklyn Lyceum Theatre’s Swamp King Ten Minute Play Festival; Lawrenceville 10 Minute Festival; Philly’s Primary Stages; Black Box Theatre of Asbury Park; and Collect Pond Studio, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 

Other work has been published by Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, New Jersey Performing Arts Center Learning Guides, Anchorage Press, and the American Alliance for Theatre in Education. In 2022, her book CarsCastles, Cows and Chaos will be published by Read Furiously. 

Midge spends half her year living in a small Southern Italian village. 

www.midgeguerrera.com

www.nonnasmulberrytree.com – follow Midge’s adventures living in Italy

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