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Trial of the Stone, The - Short Play, Comedy

Trial of the Stone, The

Colleen Neuman

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Short Play, Comedy

1m, 1f, 16boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874403398

A judge accuses a stone of stealing a penny, the trial lures in the real thieves who are caught when they steal again, as the clever judge knew they would, and the stone's good name is happily restored.

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$8.95
: Stones

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales

30 minutes

Settings Of Play -

The Trial of the Stone takes place along a road and may be played on a bare stage or using 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

In The Trial of the Stone a couple hides their one and only coin under a stone, not knowing they are being watched by thieves who then steal the coin.  They tell the facts of the case to a judge who accuses the stone of being the thief.  The trial begins and lures in the real thieves who are caught when they steal again, as the clever judge knew they would, and the stone's good name is happily restored.

Published in Stones.

Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f, 16boy(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 Trial of the Stone is very flexible.  The play can be performed by a larger or smaller cast by using more or fewer TOWNSPEOPLE.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MAN

WOMAN

PRIEST (gender neutral)

BAKER (gender neutral)

VILLAINS 1 AND 2 (gender neutral)

SHERIFF (gender neutral)

TOWNSPERSONS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (gender neutral)

FARMER (gender neutral)

CHILD (gender neutral)

GRANDPARENT (gender neutral)

JUDGE (gender neutral)

CLERK (gender neutral)

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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