Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The Bouvier living room on Christmas eve.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Gloria Bouvier is a Southern housewife and devoted (some might say demented) stage mother of great determination. As the hour draws near for the premiere of the annual elementary school production of The Nutcracker, Gloria tries every ploy she can think of in order to manipulate Jim Clark, a beleaguered schoolteacher (and the play’s director) into giving her daughter a starring role in the production. In the spirit of Light up the Sky and You Can’t Take it With You, this fast-paced, whimsical comedy is filled with eccentric characters, has several great roles for kids, and puts a fun-spirited, quirky spin on the holidays.
Published in 5 Easy Pieces: More One-Act Plays.
THE FIRE-BREATHING LADY AND THE SUGARPLUM FAIRY was originally presented as a staged reading by the Grace Players at the Egyptian Arena Theatre in Hollywood, Natalija Nogulich, artistic director. The play was originally presented on December 9, 1995 and directed by Stefanie Milligan.