Happily Ever Once Upon

by  Virginia Kidd

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 5f

After twenty years of marriage, Cinderella and Prince Charming have some problems: the Enchanted Kingdom teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. Cinderella's fairy godmother is blackmailing her, the Prince's adviser has one arm and one swan's wing and an unfortunate habit of breaking everything he encou…

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Happily Ever Once Upon

by  Virginia Kidd

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 5f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Parody / Spoof

Additional Info

After twenty years of marriage, Cinderella and Prince Charming have some problems: the Enchanted Kingdom teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. Cinderella's fairy godmother is blackmailing her, the Prince's adviser has one arm and one swan's wing and an unfortunate habit of breaking everything he encounters, and Red Riding Hood has set her cap for the Prince. Though hoping Rumplestilskin can spin gold from straw, the Prince fears he may have to make the Enchanted Kingdom a tourist attraction. Cinderella resolves their difficulties by confronting her godmother and opening the Kingdom to writers who promise them royalties from their stories.
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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: The Royal Castle in the Enchanted Kingdom. Act I: a bedroom. Act II & III: a ballroom.

Casting

5m, 5f

CINDERELLA - charming woman in her early forties.

PRINCE CHARMING - king of the Enchanted Kingdom, in his mid-forties, a little chubby, a little bald.

MELBA - CINDERELLA's fairy godmother, a boisterous, pushy woman in her early sixties.

GOLDILOCKS - a lovely young girl, 18-20, with long gold curls

RED RIDING HOOD - a slinky, sultry beauty in her twenties

JASON - sweet, well-intentioned bumbler in his twenties who has one arm and one swan's wing

A.E. RUMPLESTILSKIN - a quarrelsome, whiney old man in his mid-fifties.

PIED PIPER - a young man in his twenties.

JACK CALDWELL - of bean stalk fame, in his twenties.

RAPUNZEL - a young woman in her twenties, rather snobbish, with hair so long it drags on the floor.

GUESTS AT THE ROYAL BALL:

PRINCESS 1, 2, AND 3

GRETCHEN

ALETTA

NANINE

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Virginia Kidd

Virginia V. Kidd wrote Happily Ever Once Upon when she was a high school drama teacher in Texas. She went to the University of Minnesota for a Ph.D. in Communication Studies and then taught at California State Universit ...

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