About This Show

Based on the novel by Dan Elish, The Great Squirrel Uprising tells what happens when a bunch of squirrels in New York’s Central Park get tired of the humans’ rudeness and their trash. Scruff the squirrel mounts an uprising, beginning when, to the humans’ astonishment, a line of squirrels successfully blocks traffic at one entrance. Nearly captured by the police, Scruff is rescued by ten-year-old Sally March, who is taken with the squirrels’ efforts. Believing that Sally could aid their cause, Scruff’s comrade, Franklin the pigeon, tries to communicate with her using words torn from a newspaper by his bookish friend Mort, a mouse. An absolute purist, Scruff refuses to have anything to do with humans; still, time and again, Sally comes to the animals’ aid. She even comes up with the key to their success: country birds are recruited to line the walls bounding the park, blocking all human access. It’s also Sally who mediates the final resolution to the standoff, saving the animals from physical harm as the humans try to reopen the park, and finally gaining Scruff’s grudging respect.

The Great Squirrel Uprising is appropriate for ages five and up.


Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 PM
Friday, October 26 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 PM (Opening Night)
Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Monday, October 29 at 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 2 at 10:00 AM
Friday, November 3 at 10:00 AM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 5 at 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: October 27, 2006 Final Performance: November 5, 2006
Location: Laguna Playhouse, California

606 Laguna Canyon Rd,

Laguna Beach,


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