Four short plays designed for younger audiences and a flexible cast. The Princess and the Pea: This retelling of the classic fairy tale features a prince dumb with adolescence whose only hope is to find the perfect princess. Though three others apply, Princess Rose is the only one who can pass the test of the pea under 12 mattresses and save the kingdom. No TV: Serenity has been grounded from television and told to clean her room. With no TV and only a deluxe Filter Queen vacuum cleaner to play with, her imagination runs wild and brings forth such characters as the Dust Bee, Prince Charmin and the Underbedergator. A triumph of the imagination over the idiot box. Cats and Bats: Lazy Lucy the calico cat is extremely content, until her mistress Nolan brings home a new "baby brother" in the form of Belfry the Bat. Belfry is so hyperactive that it looks like the two will never get along until they have to band together to stop the neighborhood bully, Ranger the Dog. The Great Alphabet Robbery: Oscar and Archibald are incorrigible students. The only hope their principal has is to send them down the "blue hallway" of imagination where they set out ot steal the letter of the alphabet. As they steal the letters, they can't use them in speech, and soon they discover the value of learning.
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- Type of Show Collection
- Product Code P90000
- Cast Size 11
- Pages 80
- Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
- Cost $11.95
- Approx. Run Time 90 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
- Genre Comedy
- ISBN(13) 9780871299260
- "The Princess and the Pea is a perfect one-act for the WHOLE family. We had many audience members that brought their entire family, and everyone was entertained by this timeless childhood classic!"
- Review by Stephanie Daniels, Rock Hill High School, Rock Hill, S.C.
- "We performed The Princess and the Pea which was exactly 30 minutes and lots of fun! It was a senior class play performed for elementary aged children—funny, silly, and very manageable on a tight budget."
- Review by Eleanor Lincoln, Provincetown Schools, Provincetown, Mass.
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