The World's Next Tooth Fairy Is Marci Peterson

Nancy has served faithfully as the world's tooth fairy since before the Black Plague. Now it's time to hand over her title. A modern fairy tale about retirement and youth.
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The World's Next Tooth Fairy Is Marci Peterson

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  • Adam Richter:
    18 Feb. 2019
    Joanna Miller's 10-minute play is a hoot, a clever satire that looks at how hard it is to pass the torch, even when both the older and the younger generations know that it's time.
  • Sarah Tuft:
    14 Jan. 2019
    THE WORLD'S NEXT TOOTH FAIRY IS MARCI PETERSON is absolutely one of my favorite ten-minute plays ever! The story perfectly captures the contrast between the exuberant confidence of youth and the seasoned skepticism of experience. These powerful insights are expressed with sidesplitting laughs and rapier wit but also tremendous compassion. In an age where identity politics is the go-to topic for authors and artistic directors alike, ageism remains a terrain where few dare to go. Bravo to this brave playwright!

Character Information

  • Nancy
    50s+,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Retirement age. She's seen things.
  • Marci
    teens-30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Bubbly and bursting with positive energy.
  • Blythe
    40s+,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Nancy's age or a little younger. Mature, professional, and kind.
  • Announcer
    Any age,
    Any
    ,
    Any
    May be voiceover.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Last Frontier Theater Conference
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Pier One Theatre
    ,
    2018