Cover art "Lion" by Bruce McLeod

The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Sweater

Naomi Wallace, Bruce McLeod
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In this witty adventure for young audiences by MacArthur “genius” award winner Naomi Wallace, a young girl called Noil finds herself in a strange new place, and must accomplish three and a half magical tasks before she can return home. Noil is clever and resourceful, and with some assistance from a singing narrator and a talking roach, she emerges from the hole in her sweater in time for breakfast.

Production Info

Cast: 7 total (4 female, 3 male, Flexible Casting)
Full Length Comedy (about 85 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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About the Author


  • Bruce McLeod

    Bruce McLeod was born in Scotland. After earning his doctorate at the University of Iowa, he published The Geography of Empire in English Literature, 1580 – 1745 with Cambridge University Press (1999). He has co-written IN THE SWEAT (Faber) with Naomi Wallace as well as a number film scripts.

  • Naomi Wallace

    Naomi Wallace is a playwright from Kentucky. Her plays — which have been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and the Middle East — include IN THE HEART OF AMERICA, SLAUGHTER CITY, ONE FLEA SPARE, THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK, THINGS OF DRY HOURS, THE FEVER CHART: THREE VISION OF THE MIDDLE EAST, AND I AND SILENCE, THE HARD WEATHER BOATING PARTY, THE LIQUID PLAIN. Her stage adaptation of William Wharton's novel Birdy was produced on the West End in London. In 2009, ONE FLEA SPARE was incorporated in the permanent repertoire of the French National Theater, the Comédie- Francaise. Only two American playwrights have been added to La Comédie's repertoire in 300 years. Films: Lawn Dogs, The War Boys, Flying Blind (co-written with Bruce McLeod). Awards: Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (twice), Joseph Kesselring Prize, Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award, Obie Award, and the 2012 Horton Foote Award for most promising new American play. She is also a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts development grant. In 2013, Wallace received the inaugural Windham Campbell prize for drama and in 2015, an Arts and Letters Award in Literature.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/1/2005
Pages 50
ISBN 9780881452976

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Special Notes

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The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Sweater is produced
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10/24/2023 – 10/28/2023
John Abbott College
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, Canada

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