The Trial of the Stone
by Colleen Neuman
Short Play, Comedy / 1m, 1f, 16boy(s) or girl(s)
A judge accuses a stone of stealing a penny, the trial lures in the real thieves who are caught when they steal again, as the clever judge knew they would, and the stone's good name is happily restored.
In The Trial of the Stone a couple hides their one and only coin under a stone, not knowing they are being watched by thieves who then steal the coin. They tell the facts of the case to a judge who accuses the stone of being the thief. The trial begins and lures in the real thieves who are caught when they steal again, as the clever judge knew they would, and the stone's good name is happily restored.
Published in Stones.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Not Applicable
- Duration: 30 minutes
The Trial of the Stone takes place along a road and may be played on a bare stage or using 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)
Casting1m, 1f, 16boy(s) or girl(s)
PRIEST (gender neutral)
BAKER (gender neutral)
VILLAINS 1 AND 2 (gender neutral)
SHERIFF (gender neutral)
TOWNSPERSONS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (gender neutral)
FARMER (gender neutral)
CHILD (gender neutral)
GRANDPARENT (gender neutral)
JUDGE (gender neutral)
CLERK (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 Trial of the Stone is very flexible. The play can be performed by a larger or smaller cast by using more or fewer TOWNSPEOPLE.