Play script. A charming comedy-fantasy for the entire family about a boy and a girl who save a friendly whale from whalers and bring about an international crisis. Unit set and two-channel sound system (to create the whale.) 3 women, 7 men (played by 2 women, 4 men).
Jerry Johnson has secretly taught himself to talk to Ooka, a fifty-foot whale that has fled from whalers into Puget Sound. With the help of Meg, a neighbor girl, he devises a plan to save Ooka from those who want to hurt or use her, and more important, help her combat the foreign whalers. The plan succeeds so well it causes a great international crisis which the two children help the President of the United States resolve. The whale's songs and Jerry's whale talk are created musically. Excitingly acclaimed in its Northwest Coast production following its premiere at the University of Texas.