A Backwards Fairytale

by  Allison Lehnhoff

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m, 1f

A narrator prepares to read what he thinks is an ordinary fairytale. However, as soon as he opens the book, he is faced with perhaps the biggest dilemma of his career—the princess refuses to do anything the book says! The narrator must figure out the real enchantment behind this story in order to ever find out how it ends, but first he must get through to a girl who is far from your typical damsel in distress. 

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A Backwards Fairytale

by  Allison Lehnhoff

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A narrator prepares to read what he thinks is an ordinary fairytale. However, as soon as he opens the book, he is faced with perhaps the biggest dilemma of his career—the princess refuses to do anything the book says! Fantasy takes a new twist as these two bicker and argue over how the story should be told. And to make matters worse, the princess is visited by three completely different princes, who for some reason, end up out the window and eaten by a hungry dragon! The narrator must figure out the real enchantment behind this story in order to ever find out how it ends, but first he must get through to a girl who is far from your typical damsel in distress. The story soon takes many hilarious twists and turns as the she deals with the first two princes. Surprisingly, as they get to know each other, the narrator soon learns that there is much more to this girl than what meets the eye, and the princess may have actually found someone who doesn't see her as merely a page in a book. Once the third prince enters, the princess must decide who she wants to spend her happy ending with, and who gets thrown out the window. Published in the collection Thespian Playworks 2010 .
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