The Doctor in Wonderland

by  Don Zolidis

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 5f, 17m or f

A parodic mixup of a time-traveling Doctor and a world where things get curiouser and curiouser.

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The Doctor in Wonderland

by  Don Zolidis

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 5f, 17m or f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Science Fiction
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Wonderland is no longer just in the mind of Alice. In Don Zolidis’ new parody, Dr. What and his companion Cara crash into Wonderland. When the two are separated they meet all the usual suspects, mainly the Queen of Hearts, who is ready to chop off the heads of anyone who crosses her. It’s up to the time-traveling duo to escape and get their phone booth fixed before it’s off with their heads!
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Keywords

Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Setting: Wonderland. This is not precisely the Wonderland of Lewis Carrol’s stories. Think steampunk.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Casting

3m, 5f, 17m or f
DOCTOR WHAT - (referred to as “The Doctor”) an interdimensional traveler. A bit acerbic and sarcastic.
CARA - his assistant, a wide-eyed girl from present day England.
WHITE RABBIT - a giant rabbit. The Queen’s Trumpeter. (male or female)
THE MAD HATTER - an insane haberdasher (male)
DOORMOUSE - a narcoleptic rodent (male or female)
MARCH HARE - a devious rabbit. (male or female)
THE CATERPILLAR - a grub marriage counselor (male or female)
THE MOCK TURTLE - not a real turtle, pretty sad about it
PANSY - a mechanical flower (male or female)
DANDELION - a mechanical flower (male or female)
POPPY - a mechanical flower (male or female)
THE WALRUS - a genius inventor. Also a walrus. (female)
DODO - an extinct bird, the Walrus’ assistant (male or female)
THE CHESHIRE CAT - a disappearing feline (female)
HUMPTY DUMPTY - the high executioner. Also an egg. (male or female)
THE FOUR OF HEARTS
THE SEVEN OF HEARTS
THE FIVE OF HEARTS
THE NINE OF HEARTS
TWEEDLEDEE - a thug
TWEEDLEDUM - another thug
THE JABBERWOCK
THE RED QUEEN - Queen of Wonderland. A Demagogue.
THE RED KING - asleep, dreaming.
MOTHER
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Don Zolidis

Don Zolidis is a former high school and middle school theatre teacher, and is the most-produced playwright in American schools. His more than 100 published plays have been produced more than 11,500 times, appearing in every state and 63 countries. He holds a B.A. in English from Carleton College and an M.F.A. in playwr ...

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The Doctor in Wonderland premiered at Cedar Valley Middle School in Round Rock, TX in November 2016 under the direction of Kris Baker.

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