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A Boy Called Lizard James J. Mellon

A Boy Called Lizard

James J. Mellon

Published July 1st 2011
ISBN : 9780573698835
Paperback
126 pages
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Dramatic MusicalCharacters: 8 male, 5 femaleThis musical revolves around a boy named Lucius Sims. With his sea-green eyes more displaced than most peoples and a nose deformed at birth, Lucius, or Lizard as he is called by his friends at theMoreDramatic MusicalCharacters: 8 male, 5 femaleThis musical revolves around a boy named Lucius Sims. With his sea-green eyes more displaced than most peoples and a nose deformed at birth, Lucius, or Lizard as he is called by his friends at the Leesville State School for Retarded Boys, looks and feels like a freak due to his reptilian features. So when Callahan, a shoe salesman from up North arrives and claims to be his father, Lizard takes a chance. Believing that his father is dead, he escapes from his miserable life at the reformatory and into the madcap world of Callahans traveling theater troupe and their ragtag production of Shakespeares The Tempest. His journey with the charismatic yet brooding Callahan is at the heart of this deeply affecting story as Lizard touches the lives of all that know him and in his search to find a real home, Lizard just might find a world in which he can truly be accepted and set his spirit free. Impressive...Every bit as sweeping and panoramic as anything on Broadway! -Variety. This production shines. Its a wistful coming-of-age odyssey with shades of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain. -Backstage West. Outstanding! Very touching! This entire show is resplendent with heart, soul and captivating music. -ReviewPlays.com