Article Title

The Magic Garden


Rebeca Wallin


Dependable, Preschool, Primary, Irene Lockridge Corey, Vegetables, Sweets, Healthy Eating, Theater For Young Audiences, Children's Theater, Garden

Document Type

Play Review


A young boy named David and his football team has just lost a game to the local team sponsored by the candy factory. David and his team have been eating candy before dinner and then avoiding the vegetables they are served. David discovers a cast of characters in his garden including Dandy Lion, King Onion and other vegetables. The vegetables are worried about the nationwide disdain for vegetables and love of sweets. They decide to visit the Queen of Sweets to discuss a solution. The Onion King is trapped by the Queen of Sweets and narrowly escapes. Leaving an oniony aftertaste in a vat of sweets, the candy surplus is diminished and the vegetables prevail allowing that a “little sweet” after eating vegetables is acceptable. Meanwhile, David and some team members have been drinking vegetable juice provided by the garden vegetables helping them to defeat the candy factory team.

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