Stone Soup (Neuman)

by  Colleen Neuman

Short Play, Comedy  /  6boy(s) or girl(s)

The story of a tramp who convinces a family of bickering sisters to help make a pot of soup that sweetens their natures and changes their lives.

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Stone Soup (Neuman)

by  Colleen Neuman

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

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

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Stone Soup is the story of a tramp who convinces a family of bickering sisters to help make a pot of soup that sweetens their natures and changes their lives.  The tramp puts his "soup stone" in a pot of water and then convinces the arguing sisters to add potatoes, tomatoes, onions and more.  They are thrilled with the result, more thrilled when the tramp gives them his "soup stone" and so busy planning their next soup that they forget to argue.

Published in Stones.

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Considerations

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
  • Youth/Camp Programs

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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

Production

Details

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

    Stone Soup takes place in an outdoor setting and can be played on a bare stage or using a simple backdrop.  The play can also be performed using a more elaborate set if that is desired.


  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

6boy(s) or girl(s)

TRAMP - (gender neutral)

SISTERS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - (may be played as BROTHERS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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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

Stone Soup has very flexible casting.  It can be performed by a smaller or larger cast by using more or fewer SISTERS.

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