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Lost Half-Hour, The - Short Play, Comedy

Lost Half-Hour, The

Colleen Neuman

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Short Play, Comedy

1m, 6f, 18boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874400618

Bobo is a simple lad who is the subject of much ridicule. None of his cruel "friends" expects that he will actually find a lost half hour. But the boy returns from his search victorious, having found it, a lost temper, a lost reputation and a lost princess.

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$8.95
: Princess Plays, The

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales

30 minutes

Settings Of Play -

The Lost Half-Hour takes place in multiple settings that can be played on a bare stage or with a simple backdrop.  It can also be performed with a more elaborate set if that is desired.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Church / Religious Groups

The Lost Half-Hour tells the story of Bobo, a simple lad who cheerfully endures much teasing from his "friends" who send him on a quest to find a lost half-hour, naturally assuming that he will fail.   Bobo takes his quest seriously and amazes everyone when he finds not only the lost half-hour but also a lost temper, a lost reputation and a lost princess who happily marries her heroic rescuer.

Published in The Princess Plays.

Characters

CASTING

1m, 6f, 18boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Features Children, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

The cast for The Lost Half-Hour is very flexible.  It can be performed by a larger or smaller cast by using more or fewer actors as PRINCESS COURT or KING'S COURT.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

Mother Time (may be played as Father Time)

Mother (may be played as Father)

Matthew (may be played as Martha)

Fernando (may be played as Fanny)

Bobo

Princess Patty

Princess Court 1, 2, 3, 4

Tilda

Horse (gender neutral)

Stranger 1, 2 (gender neutral)

King (may be played as Queen)

King's Court 1, 2, 3, 4  (gender neutral)

Three O'Clock (gender neutral)

Four O'Clock (gender neutral)

Eleven O'Clock (gender neutral)

Nine O'Clock (gender neutral)

Old Woman (may be played as Old Man)

Dragon (gender neutral)

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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