In Commemoration of the Civil War
The Cook Foundation Presents A World Premiere Play
Kiss My Little Girls~1862~The Healing Child
An Epic Tale of the Civil War by Robert Ruffin with Jeff Toalson
Directed by Mary Wadkins
Another Gloucester, Virginia world premiere, the play is based on the real-life letters of Richard and Mary Watkins from the book Send Me a Pair of Old Boots & Kiss My Little Girls by Jeff Toalson. Facing the perils of childbirth in the 19th Century South, Richard and Mary Watkins seek solace and strength from the struggles of their past.
This production is made possible thanks to funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
These Plays are available for Tour.
If you are interested in Presenting “Kiss My Little Girls”
please contact Robert Ruffin at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Yorktown and Gloucester Point were in plain view and the river seemed to have hundreds & thousands of lightning bugs & glow worms down under the water and along the beach were streams and balls of fire. It was indeed beautiful.”
– Richard Watkins
Click to listen to editor Jeff Toalson’s April 2011 interview about the book on the Chesapeake Bay Writers’ Second Monday radio show with XTRA 99.1 FM’s Talk Show host, Neal Steele.