The Princess and the Princess
by Colleen Neuman
Short Play, Comedy / 9f, 12boy(s) or girl(s)
A poor polite princess and a rich rude princess meet on a narrow mountain path and neither will move to let the other pass.
The Princess and The Princess tells the story of Popplepea, a poor polite princess, and Twinkleberry, a rich rude princess, who meet on a narrow mountain path and neither will move to let the other one pass. Everyone who tries to help gets stuck up there on the mountain with them. After a riddle provided by the Royal Wise Person proves both princesses are "real", it is Popplepea who graciously steps aside - not because she has to, but because she so chooses.
Published in The Princess Plays.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection
- Time Period: Not Applicable
- Duration: 30 minutes
The Princess and The Princess takes place on a narrow mountain path that can be played on a bare stage or with a simple backdrop. It can also be performed with a more elaborate set if that is desired.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
Casting9f, 12boy(s) or girl(s)
The Lady Who Tells The Story (may be played as The Man Who Tells The Story)
Royal Guard 1, 2, 3 (gender neutral)
General Googe (gender neutral)
Soldier 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (gender neutral)
Lady-In-Waiting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Stagehand (gender neutral)
Royal Wise Person (gender neutral)
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Features Children
- Features Teens
- Flexible casting
- Roles for Children
- Room for Extras
The cast for The Princess and The Princess is very flexible. The play can be performed by a larger or a small cast by using more or fewer actors as the ROYAL GUARD, SOLDIERS or LADIES-IN-WAITING.