Comedy / 6m, 1f, 6c or 4m, 4f, 3c / 4 ints. Judy is a pretty drudge in a New England orphanage. One day a visiting trustee becomes interested in her and decides to give her a chance. She does not know the name of her benefactor, but simply calls him Daddy Long Legs. She writes him letters brimming over with fun and affection. From the home she goes to a fashionable college where a romance develops that constitutes much of the play's charm. The orphans appear only in the first act and may be played by small girls of any age. "If you write down the words delightful, charming, sweet, beautiful and entertaining, and add them up, the answer will be Daddy Long Legs." - The New York Times
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ain't asylum bench Bowery boys buns chair child closes door couch Crossing to armchair Crossing to table cupboard curtains Daddy Long-Legs dear enters exits Facing front Freddie Perkins front of table gingham girl goes going Grandfather's clock GRIGGS happy inkspot James McBride JEAN WEBSTER JERVIS and Miss JERVIS comes JERVIS crosses Jervis Pendleton JERVIS turns Jim Weaver JIMMIE crosses JIMMIE L John Grier Home Judy Abbott JUDY turns JUDYJ JULIA kettle lamp laugh lemons letter LIPPETT little Judy Lock Willow look ma'am mahogany MAMIE mantel marry McBride Miss Judy Miss PRITCH Miss PRITCHARD crosses mustache never nice old-fashioned orphan pantry PENDLE piano picture PLOT ACT Rising SADIE KATE salt cellar scene SEMPLE shake hands shelf sorry stage stand sugar bowl takes talk tell there's things tray trustees Turning to Miss Uncle Jervis WALTERS What's window WYKOFF