Ned Crocker


Robin Short

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 2 Female

The place is rural New England, the time the latter part of the nineteenth century. Ned Crocker, a twelve-year-old trained from infancy as a bare-back rider

Ned runs away from the circus and works as a stable boy for a young New England spinster

Miss Emily believes that home and fireside can solve any boy's problems, but she discovers that a "liberty horse" trouble

Ned's father, "The Great Scarlatti," had met with a serious accident in the Main Top, and as a result of running away the boy is left without a contract for the following season, just when he most needs it

The complications are resolved in a surprise ending that has a Yankee lawyer stealing a Christmas Tree and a jolly Irish housekeeper dancing the quadrille with Santa Claus

Exceptionally well written with interesting and appealing characters it is excellent family entertainment

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