Folktales. Adapted by Sylvia Ashby.
Cast: 4m., 4w. (Expandable to 20 or more.) Sylvia Ashby's three lighthearted tales, freely adapted from folklore, center around that clever and feisty young heroine—Molly Malloy.
The Squire's Bride. A rich old Squire attempts to trick Molly into marriage but she makes his trick backfire.
Written in a theatrical style requiring virtually no scenery, this script is suitable for touring and can be produced in almost any available space. Tales One and Two, or Tales Two and Three create a short double bill. Each tale can be presented individually. Area staging. Approximate running time for entire play: 45 minutes.
The Prince and the Promise. Prince Rupert proposes marriage to Molly on condition that she not interfere in his affairs. Breaking her promise, Molly redeems herself with a final ruse.
Molly and the Minstrel. Molly rescues her husband from prison by posing as a minstrel. Believing his wife has failed to save him, the angry prince finally learns the true identity of his rescuer.