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Once upon a Playground - Short Play, Comedy

Once upon a Playground

Jack Frakes

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Short Play, Comedy

2m, 8f

ISBN: 9780573623745

After tomboys on a playground cruelly reject a girl with a funny nose because she is different, each expresses her own inner fear of being different. The girl with the funny nose discovers a boy like herself. He offers friendship, hope, and illusion. 

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Theatre for Young Audiences

30 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - A playground-- almost a bare stage.

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College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

After tomboys on a playground cruelly reject a girl with a funny nose because she is different, each expresses her own inner fear of being different. The girl with the funny nose discovers a boy like herself. He offers friendship, hope, and illusion. This comedy portrays the cruelty of youth as a total theatre experience, blending realism with theatrical devices like stylized movement, choral chants, and expressionism.
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CASTING

2m, 8f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Children

WANDA BUN - tall girl and the leader

TOOTIE SHOE - thin and tiny; she's been sick; follows Wanda

DIDI FEE - has to wear corrective shoes

FORDA MOORE - a little fat, but has a sense of humor

PHOEBE DIVE - has to wear glasses

DIXIE WICKS - has to wear braces on her teeth; also a leader, but not as strong as Wanda

FLIRT STEVENS - a little bit dumb

GEORGIE - dreamer and story teller

THE GIRL - Jill, the "Girl with the Funny Nose"

THE BOY - Johnny, the "Boy with the Funny Nose"

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