The Buttonhole Bandit

By Fengar Gael


The Buttonhole Bandit is a space age allegory about a latchkey child hurled from her closet into an alien galaxy to navigate her way through fear and loneliness towards freedom and acceptance.

THE SCRIPT with music, is now published by YouthPLAYS.
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The Buttonhole Bandit, at one time titled Phoebe's Closet, was selected for development at the Sundance Institute Playwrights Lab, and was subsequently produced at the Sundance Children's Theatre, the New Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco, the Northbrook Theatre of Illinois, and South Coast Repertory's Youth Players. The Buttonhole Bandit was a winner of the National Children's Theatre Festival sponsored by the Actors Playhouse of Coral Gables, Florida where it was also produced. The score and CD of the music, composed by Michael Silversher, is available upon request.

The Buttonhole Bandit was produced in Kingston, Jamaica from April 8th through 21st, 2011, at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts - School of Drama, directed by Pierre Lemaire. Click any image to see it enlarged. Use Back button to return here.