The Emperor’s New Clothes was adapted from a Hans Christian Andersen tale by Charlotte Chorpenning (1873–1955), one of the pioneers of children’s theater. As with many FTP plays for children, the play had a moral and championed common sense, while mocking the vanity and insecurities of some authority figures. Central characters in the colorful and extravagant production were tailors Zar and Zan, shown here, who convinced the emperor that the nonexistent robe they “created” for him could be seen only by intelligent individuals. More than 250,000 children and adults saw the play, which opened in New York and was followed by productions in 7 additional cities. Many of the units provided instructions and materials to teachers so that students could have the opportunity to perform the play in their schools.