From the Dramatic Publishing Company:
Stephanie's having a sleep-over with her friends when they are joined by her young cousin Melissa who
can't get to sleep because she's afraid of the dark. But soon the monsters come out from under the bed
and no one can get to sleep. As each girl describes her own personal fear, those fears come to life as
Crumplebump (the funny noises monster), The Final Freak (the math test monster), Big Bad Boom (the
thunderstorm monster), and several other terrifying creatures of the night. The girls help each other
overcome their fears, and with some help from Stephanie's older sister Cathy and her monster friend
Gruntable, the other monsters are banished. Conceived and written by a group of grade school and high
school students, this play is sure to appeal to anyone who's ever been afraid to get out of bed in the
middle of the night.
Reaction to our production:
The response was great! Sixteen children participated, 7 adults (and more) volunteered. The audience
truly enjoyed the shows on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23.
It was individual, it was unique! It was The Pocket Theatre's Children Summer Workshop production of
The Monsters Under the Bed. It is a comedy by Friar Dominic Garramone and the Saint Bede Theatre
"Why was it so special?" you may ask. Well, is special for two reasons. First, it's about this girl,
Stephanie, who throws a slumber party, her bigger sister, her little cousin, and six slumber party girls
with overactive imaginations. There are also seven monsters that love to give a good scare.
The second reason this production was special is because the kids have done everything. They were not
only the actors and actresses, but also creators of everything about the program. The kids built the
set, made the costumes, painted the scenery, and developed the advertisement (this article was written
by a kid). During the performance, kids were working on-stage and off. Kids were running the sound,
lights, props, applying makeup as well as acting on stage.