Description From Scotland to Canada to Siberia to Sweden to the South Pacific from Lake Champlain to the Chesapeake Bay wherever an unexplained water-monster has been sighted, the whimsical word is Nessie. Is she our longing for wonder and surprise... the enigma we crave? This musical is dedicated to the Loch Ness Monster who started it all, so long ago. In MY FRIEND NESSIE, Wilver, a seven year old boy, is living with his eccentric grandmother near the sea. He hasnt spoken for two years since the trauma of his parents death. Wilvers first words are to Nessie. She comes to him simply because his need is so great. Wilvers childhood adventure with his great green friend influences his adult life. As a young man planting persimmon trees he sings, first, heres one for Nessie now, heres one for me. This story, throughout, embraces the beautiful meaning of ubuntu, I am because you are. First performed on stage in 1978 by the Sandwich Young Peoples Theatre as a benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Massachusetts Chapter. Written and performed by John Houston and Winnie Fitch CDs available at Amazon.com and as downloads at audible.com and overdrive.com (libraries). For further information visit Hedgerow Studios web site at reostudios.com/hedgerow.