Wonderland Wives

by  Buddy Thomas

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 5f

Note: Wonderland Wives is intended for mature audiences with very immature tastes. Cinderella’s Prince Charming is serving ten years in the pen, Belle’s house is overrun with little monsters, Alice has been hitting the caterpillar’s pipe a little too hard lately, and Snow White’s husband has shacked up with the three little pigs. Now she’s keeping up appearances as the fairest in the land with the help of a little girdle and a lot of hair dye, and trying to keep Belle from draining the royal booze reserves and Cindy from inhaling the banquet table... 

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Wonderland Wives

by  Buddy Thomas

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 5f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Note: Wonderland Wives is intended for mature audiences with very immature tastes.

Cinderella’s Prince Charming is serving ten years in the pen, Belle’s house is overrun with little monsters, Alice has been hitting the caterpillar’s pipe a little too hard lately, and Snow White’s husband has shacked up with the three little pigs. Now she’s keeping up appearances as the fairest in the land with the help of a little girdle and a lot of hair dye, and trying to keep Belle from draining the royal booze reserves and Cindy from inhaling the banquet table. When Briar Rose comes home from rehab with the face of a beauty, and Charming returns from prison with the libido of a beast, the desperate housewives of the magical kingdom are forced to grapple with princely infidelity, poison apples, and Cindy’s appetite for creamy poofs and brutal revenge. This fractured fairy tale brings an arched brow and an eye for dark, sexy hilarity to the Ever After that keeps going long after the Happily fades away. 

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Reviews

REVIEWS

“Elicits plenty of laughter via the comical zingers and humorous adult situations that [Thomas] puts these beloved fi gures in.” - Talkin’ Broadway - Pheonix, AZ, Read More

“Playwright Thomas bends and turns with merry zaniness the familiar story as he transforms normally upstanding characters to create chaotic silliness.” - Curtain Up Pheonix, Read More

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Setting: The action of the play takes place in a magical kingdom, long ago, and far away.
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 5f
Actor 1 - SNOW
Actor 2 - BELLE
Actor 3 - CINDY
Actor 4 – ROSE
Actor 5 – BRUCE/BEAST and CHARMING
Actor 6 – FAIRY GODMOTHER; ALICE; MAGIC MIRROR; QUEEN

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Drag performance
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

Wonderland Wives is designed to be performed by a cast of six actors. 

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Authors

Buddy Thomas

Buddy Thomas is a widely produced playwright, and is the author of, among others, The Crumple Zone, which was an off-Broadway hit in the 2000-2001 season starring Mario Cantone. It has been produced around the world, with major U.S. productions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and elsewhere, and foreign producti ...

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Wonderland Wives premiered at the Nearly Naked Theatre in Phoenix, AZ in April 2016 under the direction of Damon Dering.

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