Robbers Are Everywhere

by  Colleen Neuman

Short Play, Comedy  /  8boy(s) or girl(s)

A poor man who turns the tables on a greedy rich woman, using her own greed to trick her out of his three precious coins she has tricked from him.

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Robbers Are Everywhere

by  Colleen Neuman

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8boy(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

Robbers Are Everywhere is the story of a poor man who turns the tables on a greedy rich woman, using her own greed to trick her into returning his few precious coins she has tricked from him. 

A poor man must go on a trip and entrusts his meagre bag of coins to a rich woman in his absence.  On his return she gives him a bag containing stones and denies all knowledge of his coins.  The man tells everyone in the market place that this bag contains jewels.  The woman hears this and, greedy as ever, insists he take back the bag with his coins in exchange for the bag of "jewels."  Which he is very happy to do.

Published in Stones.

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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



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

    Robbers Are Everywhere takes place in a rich woman's house 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)


8boy(s) or girl(s)

MAN (may be played as WOMAN)

SERVANT (gender neutral)

MISSUS (may be played as MISTER)

FISH SELLER (gender neutral)

BOTTLE SELLER (gender neutral)

FLOWER SELLER (gender neutral)

RICE SELLER (gender neutral)

MOUSE SELLER (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 Robbers Are Everywhere is very flexible.  The play can be performed with a larger or smaller cast by using more or fewer SELLERS.





Colleen Neuman

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