A Play About A Dragon

by  Steph DeFerie

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  8m, 10f

In the middle of the Middle Ages, Morton Montesque's troupe of travelling players happily believe they've volunteered to perform their play about a dragon for King Stanley The Stern. Actually, they've volunteered to slay a real dragon! When they discover their mistake, it's too late to back out - but how can they succeed where so many brave heroes have failed?

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A Play About A Dragon

by  Steph DeFerie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 10f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adventure, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales, Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In the middle of the Middle Ages, Morton Montesque's troupe of travelling players happily believe they've volunteered to perform their play about a dragon for King Stanley The Stern. Actually, they've volunteered to slay a real dragon! When they discover their mistake, it's too late to back out - but how can they succeed where so many brave heroes have failed? And this is one nasty, scary dragon! Fortunately, they'll get help from a bookish prince who knows the secret of dragon snot, a high-born lady disguised as a peasant, a con woman and a pair of stinky shoes! But will it all be enough to keep them from becoming dragon food? This play is full of humor and excitement, thrills, danger, laughter and true love. What more could you ask for? It is... a play about a dragon!
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: All over England in the middle of the Middle Ages.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy, Puppetry, Stage Combat, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

8m, 10f
ROLAND - A stage manager
MORTON - A leading man
LADY GWEN - A leading lady
FOLLY - A supporting player
GRUB - A supporting player
LORD MOLLYMOP - A nobleman
LADY DOTTIE - Wife of Lord Mollymop
BUD - Daughter of Lord and Lady Mollymop
AGNES, BEATRICE, ROBERTA, ROSALIE, MEG - Would-be actresses
SIR SMALLPART - A knight
KING STANLEY, THE STERN - The king
PINKY - The prince, son of King Stanley
RODNEY, BARRY - Guards
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Steph DeFerie

Steph DeFerie grew up on Cape Cod and lives there still with cats Bunny and Ruff. She has had no formal instruction in playwriting. Instead, the many, many terrific hours she has spent studying, performing in and attending shows at the Harwich Junior Theatre comprise the majority of her theatrical training. She's ...

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A Play About A Dragon was first performed by the Bedford Middle School in Bedford, PA on March 21, 2005.

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