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Jack and the Beanstalk (Ludlam) - Full Length Play, Comedy

Jack and the Beanstalk (Ludlam)

Charles Ludlam

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573698699

A ridiculous retelling of the children's classic. All the familiar elements are there, including Jack, his mother, their cow, the magic beans, the beanstalk, the giant, the giantess, the goose that lays the golden eggs, and the harp that talks, but Ludlam adds his usual mix of wordplay and sight gags...

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$8.95
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales

40 minutes

Settings Of Play - The tenement apartment of Jack and his Mother. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Fantasy Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

A ridiculous retelling of the children's classic. All the familiar elements are there, including Jack, his mother, their cow, the magic beans, the beanstalk, the giant, the giantess, the goose that lays the golden eggs, and the harp that talks, but Ludlam adds his usual mix of wordplay and sight gags - and a very light touch of vegetarian and proletarian rabble-rousing - to create a fresh, thought-provoking, utterly delightful stage version of approximately 45 minutes.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Roles for Children, Room for Extras

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

JACK
MOTHER
COW
EX-BUTCHER
MAN-IN-THE-MOON
GIANTESS
GIANT
GOOSE
HARP
PEASANTS
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Charles Ludlam

Charles Ludlam

Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) grew up in Queens, New York, just a few subway stops from Greenwich Village, and the heart of Gay America. At twenty-four, he founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, where he wrote, directed and performed in almost every production for the next two decades, often with Everett Quinton, his life partner and muse, by his side. Renowned for drag, high comedy, melodrama, ... view full profile

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