The Last of the Dragons

by  Kristin Walter

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f, 1m or f

"Ms. Walter's script adheres closely to Ms. Nesbit's story while injecting some contemporary humor." -The New York Times
"Cute, funny dialogue" - Off-Off Broadway Review

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The Last of the Dragons

by  Kristin Walter

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f, 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales, Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Young Children (Age 2 - 5)
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

In the kingdom of Middlefield, there is a tradition. On a princess' sixteenth birthday, she is tied to a rock, kidnapped by a dragon, rescued by a prince and lives happily ever after. But what happens when the prince is too afraid to fight, the princess wants to do the rescuing by herself, and the dragon is nowhere to be found? Adapted from the story by Edith Nesbit, The Last of the Dragons tells a tale of bravery, intelligence and unexpected friendship.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Ms. Walter's script adheres closely to Ms. Nesbit's story while injecting some contemporary humor." - The New York Times

"Cute, funny dialogue" - Off-Off Broadway Review

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Youth/Camp Programs

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting:

    Interior and Exterior of palace. Exterior of Dragon's cave.

  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Puppetry, Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 2f, 1m or f

PRINCESS
PRINCE
KING
NURSE
VALET
DRAGON

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Kristin Walter

Kristin Walter is the author of The Selfish Giant, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel,

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The Last of the Dragons was originally produced in 2006 by the celebrated and critically-acclaimed Manhattan Children's Theatre.

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