The Ballad of King Windowglass
by Jack Kurtz
Short Play, Dramatic Comedy / 4m or f, 9boy(s) or girl(s)
The Good King Wenceslas (a name everyone seems to have trouble pronouncing) sets out to give his gift to a peasant he has seen, but encounters unanticipated difficulties from some of his subjects who question the "political correctness" of his gift.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: 18th Century
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Setting: A suggested forest somewhere in Dickensian England.
- Additional Features: No intermission, Play w/ Music
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Chorus Size: Medium
Casting4m or f, 9boy(s) or girl(s)
All characters are imagined from the words of "Good King Wenceslas."
THE POOR MAN
SIR EWING THE INEPT
BURGHER MORAN OF AVARICE ON THE RHINE
4 DICKENSIAN SINGERS
- Non-Traditional casting
- Cross gender casting
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
- Roles for Children
- Room for Extras
- Parts for Senior Actors
Requires a minimum of four singers, but larger group may be used. A mixed "quartette" of trained singers is best. A larger group of untrained singers singing in unison is acceptable. The part of Scruffy should be played by someone younger (or at least smaller) than the other cast members.