A Fool's Audition

by  Daniel Curzon

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m

What if you had to try out for the role of entertainer for a cranky king who will behead you if you don't get the job?

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A Fool's Audition

by  Daniel Curzon

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales, Period
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

What if you had to try out for the role of entertainer for a cranky king who will behead you if you don't get the job? A pastry chef tries out for the position of Fool before a very irritable King, who beheads those who don't get the job. The Advisor to the King helps and hinders the whole process.
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Accolades

  • Winner! Great Platt River Play Contest

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Minimal set, bare stage. Use period hats to suggest the Rennaisance.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy

Music

  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m
THE KING - irritable
THE ADVISOR - sneaky
THE WOULD-BE-FOOL - charming but clumsy
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Cast Attributes

  • Cross gender casting
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Some of the parts can be played by either gender.

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