JAC Publishing & Promotions
by Tracy Krauss
A modern adaptation of the beloved Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, with several comical twists. Dorothy still gets transported to Oz, but she is anything but the typical na�ve girl. She�s a modern, assertive teenager who is used to getting her own way! (Auntie Em might even say she�s spoiled.) Her first encounter is with the Munchkinville Police Chief, who is ready to arrest Dorothy for �flying� without a license. Heralded as a hero by the Mayor and townspeople, she sets out on her quest to find the Wizard himself so that she can find her way home. Despite the protection of Good Witch Glinda, she is stalked by Glinda�s evil cousin, the Wicked Witch of the West and her personal henchman, Watson�a bumbling but well-meaning minion. Along the way, she meets a thoughtfully brainless Scarecrow, a soft-hearted though heartless Tinman, and a cowardly Lion. After an arduous journey to the Wizard�s place, they must then get past the Wizard�s personal assistant� a �French Maid�- style character more concerned with doing her nails than anything else. Oz demands an errand of his own� bring back the Witch�s wand. And so their quest continues. Through mishaps and mayhem, with twists and turns abounding, Dorothy and her Friends accomplish the impossible and all ends well. Although this version remains true to the classic story, a modern �edge� and some new characters make this play come alive for today�s audiences.
About this Playwright
Tracy Krauss is a prolific author with several romantic suspense novels and stage plays in print. She is also an artist, director and teacher. She holds a B.Ed degree from the University of Saskatchewan and, after raising four children, now resides in British Columbia, Canada. Visit Krauss' Author Page on Amazon.com! Visit Tracy online!