The Wishin' Tree

by  Cleve Haubold

Short Play, Comedy  /  8f

Ol' Granny Creep gives Mattie Sparks a tree that can make wishes come true. Mattie and Gramma Twiggins share the surprises as its magic stirs up hilarity. The action is fast and furious, building to a climax that reveals true worth of the wishin' tree.

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The Wishin' Tree

by  Cleve Haubold

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Ol' Granny Creep gives Mattie Sparks a tree that can make wishes come true. Mattie and Gramma Twiggins share the surprises as its magic stirs up hilarity. The action is fast and furious, building to a climax that reveals true worth of the wishin' tree. Featured are clear cut comedy roles, an imaginative plot and sure fire farce situations.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Wild West
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: The living room of Widder Spark's house in Tarnation, Nebraska on an Autumn morning.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

8f
WIDDER MATILDA (MATTIE) SPARKS - A hearty, good-natured farm-wife of middle years who is the voice of reason.
GRAMMA TWIGGINS - Mattie's mother, an older woman with a quick wit and a sharp tongue. She puts on a cranky appearance, but is a kindly soul endowed with several decades of wisdom.
OL' GRANNY CREEPY - A curious and grotesque old lady who never speaks.
DRUSILLA PURSELY - A tight-lipped, nosy woman of 40. She is the town gossip, and makes it her business to meddle.
MRS. RICHLY VAN CARBUNKLE - An elegantly affected, self-centered woman in her forties.
FLOTILLA VAN CARBUNKLE - A short, squarely build young woman of 22. She is enthusiastic, but not very bright. 
LABILIA VAN CARBUNKLE - A young lady of 23 who is the fail, sicky-sweet rich girl in contract to her sister.
THE WISHIN' TREE - Generally amiable, helpful and courteous. Uses a vocabulary of rustles, rattles, jingles and movements to portray the various moods of the tree.
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Cleve Haubold

Cleve Haubold

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