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.
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- 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
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
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.
- All Female