How big is your imagination?
Penny loves books and has just discovered a new one about cowgirls! With her best friends, Cassandra and Jack, she's determined to become the best cowgirl EVER. But Penny doesn't have one of the most important things a cowgirl needs: a horse! So, she and her friends head to the zoo to find the perfect animal.
Meet the Characters
Cowgirls Don't Ride Zebras - The Play
See the book come to life in a new play by Chris Leyva, the author/illustrator of the book! Original music by Russell Boiarsky.
Listen to samples of the original music by composer Russell Boiarsky!
Cowgirls Don't Ride Zebras was nominated for 9 Theatre Roundtable Awards, including Outstanding Production of a Play, Excellence in Direction for a Play (Joe Bishara), and Excellence in Music Direction (Russell Boiarsky)!
"...the premiere of Columbus playwright Chris Leyva’s 'Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras' is cause for celebration. The gem of a play, nicely structured and genuinely funny, deserves to be picked up by other children’s theaters... the target audience seemed captivated by the humor and constantly changing cast of characters, and the adults were treated to some sly wit on the side." - Columbus Dispatch
"What makes it sing is the natural wit rising out of situations. Leyva has a great ear for how people talk and an even better grasp for setting up an absurd situation and letting it play out without forcing it... The play’s a delightful tribute to enthusiasm and curiosity with some strong laughs for even cynical adults..." - Columbus Underground
Cowgirls Don't Ride Zebras premiered at
CATCO is Kids in Columbus, OH in a production directed by Joe Bishara.