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.

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The Princess and the Princess

by  Colleen Neuman

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9f, 12boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


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


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

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.

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Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Church / Religious Groups


  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection



  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting:

    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)


9f, 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)

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Features Children
  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

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.




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