Spoofydoofs' Funnybone

by  Jack Frakes

Short Play, Comedy  /  7m, 9f

The spoofydoofs live peacefully under a tree--their only worry is the Hurry Scurries. Giggles finds a funnybone that makes everyone laugh. His search party is chased by Polly and her dog-- and by gloomy faced Aunt Nettie, a Hurry Scurry. The spoofydoofs catch her and hand her the funnybone. She happi…

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Spoofydoofs' Funnybone

by  Jack Frakes

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  • Cast Size

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    7m, 9f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences

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The spoofydoofs live peacefully under a tree--their only worry is the Hurry Scurries. Gigles finds a funnybone that makes everyone laugh. His search party is chased by Polly and her dog-- and by gloomy faced Aunt Nettie, a Hurry Scurry. The spoofydoofs catch her and hand her the funnybone. She happily returns to Hurry Scurry land to spread laughter.

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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  • Setting: Minimal.

Casting

7m, 9f

SNICKLEFRITZ - a Spoofydoof who is pleasantly bold and helps introduce Smoochy to the Spoofydoofs in the play.

SMOOCHY - she's sweet and innocent and plays jacks.

MR. NOGGIN - he is a jolly-faced man who is leader of the group. He is more formally dresses. He wears an "important-looking hat" -- a type that would be worn by a lead of Spoofydoofs.

PROFESSOR TWIGGLETONGUE - the professor is a tall, thin man with a bushy mustache, pince-nez and a cane. He wears a long frock coat and a black string tie. He's precise and absent-minded and bumbling.

CARBUNCLE - strong and stupid, but lovable. He is sloppily dressed with a sweatshirt-like shirt and baggy pants. He carries a small alarm clock which hangs on a chain from his belt

MYOPIA - Goggles' girlfriend. She is a Betty Boop type character. She has a high, funny, squeaky voice. She has large saucerlike eyes, and her hair is fixed with little spit-curl bands in front. Her costume shows her fragile and romantic nature.

BOOKY - a youthful reflection of Professor Twiggletongue and already shows how scholarly she is.

STUFFYFACE - fat and lethargic and is always thinking of food. Her costume emphasizes her heaviness and is a bit too short. She carries a lollipop.

HALFSTAFF - a wispy litttle character who wears a clown-like costume with musical notes all over it, because she is the sister of Fullstaff, the musician.

GIGGLES - silly but quite sweet and feminine and constantly giggling.

GOGGLES - a wholesome, rugged, personable, all-around type with high intelligence and quick temper. He wears a large pair of oversized spectacles.

GIMLET - a little bit of a tagalong with a bulbous nose that honks.

MILOVA - a dancing doll with a pretty tu-tu and long white hose. She ahs the painted doll cheeks and long hair, perhaps donein pony tail.

POLLY PERKINS - a sweet young girl who lives in a large house. She is given material posessions instead of love and is careless with the possessions. She wears a short fluffy, possibly blue, dress with a large bow someplace. She has high socks and buckle shoes.

BARKY - a great big, fuzzy yellow dog with big floppy ears and a clipped tail.

AUNT NETTIE - stern old spinster. She wears a long black or dark dress with a touch of lace somewhere. She wears high-buckle shoes and a pince-nez like the professor and does her hair in a bun.

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