Designed by Christy Briggs

“‘Wringer,’ the musical, is fun from beginning to end... The production offers a clever script (by Rebekah Greer Melocik, who also wrote the witty lyrics), catchy tunes (by Jacob Yandura) and fine performances.”
— The New York Times

Music by JACOB YANDURA
Book & Lyrics by REBEKAH GREER MELOCIK
Based on the novel by JERRY SPINELLI

Based on the Newbery Honor-winning book by Jerry Spinelli, WRINGER tells the hilarious and heartfelt story of Palmer, a 10-year-old boy who's about to take part in his town's annual pigeon shoot. When he secretly befriends a pigeon, taking him in as a pet, Palmer finally finds the strength to stand up to peer pressure and speak out against the town's violent tradition.

WRINGER was commissioned by NEW YORK CITY CHILDREN'S THEATER.


CHARACTERS (4M / 1W)
Man 1: PALMER LARUE, a sensitive boy, 10
Man 2: BEANS, the toughest kid in school, 10
Man 3: MUTTO, BEANS’ sidekick, 10
Man 4: MR. LARUE, PALMER’S father, the wringer coach, 30's
Woman 1: DOROTHY, a radical liberal, 9

**NIPPER, the pigeon, is a puppet.  In the world premiere production, NIPPER was played by the entire cast.

IDEAL BAND SIZE: 4 [piano, bass, drums, guitar]


PRODUCTIONS
World Premiere, City Center Stage II, New York City, 2016: dir. Stephen Brackett

READINGS/WORKSHOPS
Workshop, New York City Children's Theater, New York City, 2015: dir. Stephen Brackett
Reading, New York City Children's Theater, New York City, 2014: dir. Stephen Brackett
 


WRINGER; Off-Broadway, New York City Center Stage II (2016)

Danny Harris Kornfeld as Mutto, Storm Lever as Dorothy, Dan Rosales as Palmer, Geoffrey Lind as Mr. LaRue, Spencer Glass as Beans and "Nipper" designed by James Ortiz

Photo by Carol Rosegg