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Princess Plays, The - Collection / Anthology, Comedy

Princess Plays, The

Colleen Neuman

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Collection / Anthology, Comedy

20f, 45boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874400618

Three utterly charming plays from the author of our immensely popular Lion and Mouse Stories.

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Description

Collection / Anthology

Comedy

Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales

75 Minutes

Settings Of Play -

The Princess Plays use very simple sets.

The Princess and The Princess takes place on a mountain path which can be played on a bare stage or by using a simple backdrop.  It can also be performed with a more elaborate set if desired.

Twice Upon A Time takes place in a witches' cave which can be played on a bare stage or by using a simple backdrop.  It can also be performed with a more elaborate set if desired.

The Lost Half-Hour takes places in various settings that are played on a bare stage or with a simple backdrop.  It can also 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 Princess Plays are three utterly charming plays from the author of our immensely popular Lion and Mouse Stories.

The Princess and The Princess is about Popplepea, a poor polite princess, and Twinkleberry, a rich rude princess, who meet on a narrow mountain path and neither will step aside to let the other one pass.  Everyone who comes to try to help gets stuck up there on the moutain with them.  After a riddle provided by the Royal Wise Person proves that both princesses are "real" it is Popplepea who graciously steps aside -- not because she has to but becauses she so chooses.

In Twice Upon A Time the spells of three whimsical witches go awry and Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Beauty (from Beauty and The Beast) and Princess (from the Princess and the Pea) all appear out of nowhere, much to everyone's aggravation. Unhappy dwarves, soldiers and a frog materialize as the witches' spells continue to go wrong.  The frog has been turned into a prince and the princesses are all turning into frogs before the witches stumble on to the solution to this fine kettle of fish.

The Lost Half-Hour is about Bobo, a simple fellow who cheerfully endures teasing at the hands of 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 not only returns with the lost half-hour but also finds a lost temper, a lost reputation, and a lost princess who happily marries her heroic rescuer.

Plays include:
The Princess and the Princess
Twice Upon a Time

The Lost Half-Hour

Characters

CASTING

20f, 45boy(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

CASTING NOTES

The Princess Plays provide a total of 65 roles.  The casts of all three of the plays are very flexible and can be performed by larger or smaller casts by doing the following:

The Princess and The Princess is written for 21 but can be performed by a larger or smaller cast by using more or fewer actors as ROYAL GUARD, SOLDIERS or LADIES-IN-WAITING.

Twice Upon A Time is written for 20 but can be performed by a larger or smaller cast by using more or fewer actors as DWARVES or SOLDIERS.

The Lost Half-Hour is written for 24 but 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)

THE PRINCESS AND THE PRINCESS
THE LADY WHO TELLS THE STORY - (may be played as The Man Who Tells The Story)
TWINKLEBERRY
POPPLEPEA
ROYAL GUARD 1, 2, 3 - (gender neutral)
GENERAL GOOGE - (gender neutral)
SOLDIER 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (gender neutral)
QUEEN
LADY-IN-WAITING 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
STAGEHAND - (gender neutral)
ROYAL WISE PERSON - (gender neutral)

TWICE UPON A TIME
STORYTELLER - (gender neutral)
FERMELDA - (gender neutral)
SLUG - (gender neutral)
GRUB - (gender neutral)
CINDERELLA
SLEEPING BEAUTY
SNOW WHITE
ALLERGIC - (gender neutral)
SARCASTIC - (gender neutral)
STUPID - (gender neutral)
DEPRESSED - (gender neutral)
BORED - (gender neutral)
JUST PLAIN MEAN - (gender neutral)
EXHAUSTED - (gender neutral)
BEAUTY
PRINCESS
ABRA - (gender neutral)
CA - (gender neutral)
DABRA - (gender neutral)
FROG - (gender neutral)

THE LOST HALF HOUR
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
TILDA
HORSE - (gender neutral)
STRANGER 1, 2 - (gender neutral)
KING - (can be played as Queen)
KING 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)
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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