A girl discovers a unicorn that fills her with uncontrollable excitement and awe. She rushes to tell the world of the discovery, only to find the world too rational, too frightened, and too self-centered for awe and wonder. The little girl is faced with the sad duty of telling the unicorn it doesn't exist.
For beginning directors and producers, extensive production notes are included.
Published in Without Bathrobes.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Not Applicable
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: A bare stage or chancel of the church. If area is large enough it should be divided into two parts with scenes alternating on either side of stage. A large platform would be nice, but not necessary. Two silhouettes at the end are of vital importance. One is a unicorn. The second a stylized view of the manger with Mary and Joseph kneeling on either side, possibly with a star above. This should be immediately recognizable as the nativity.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes
LITLE GIRL (OR BOY)
CHAIRPERSON, LADIES' AID
WORKERS AT GREATFINK TOYS
- Non-Traditional casting
- Cross gender casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Features Children
- Features Teens
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
- Parts for Senior Actors
Cast can be expanded to 40. Little Girl may be played by a boy - change dialogue to fit. If possible this child should be somewhat smaller than the rest of the cast. She/he is dressed in ordinary clothing. She/he may lisp or speak in some other kind of childish voice if this does not keep her from being understood. If necessary, entire scenes may be dropped from this play. As a matter of fact the "Ladies' Aide" scene wasn't in the play originally, but was added when too many girls showed up for tryouts.