Sunday, August 21, 2016

Jackie and the Potato Stalk Part 1 free stage play script for kids

JACKIE AND THE POTATO STALK

(aka Jackie and the Spudstalk)


By
D. M. Larson
Copyright © 2005, 2016
All Rights Reserved*

For permission to use this script, please contact doug@freedrama.net (include the title "Jackie and the Potato Stalk in your request) - You may also request a free PDF of the entire script.


TIME and PLACE
A few years back in old Idaho


CAST OF CHARACTERS
SPUD: An old man who tells the story of Jackie and the Potato Stalk
JACKIE: A young girl who loves potatoes
MAMA: Jackie’s mother
COW: A cow named Bossy that is sold to Spud**
GIANT: Not really a giant but really tall. (actor can either be a tall kid or adult – guitar playing skills helpful but a recording can be used instead)
JACK: A bratty boy who stole the GOOSE who lays golden eggs.
GOOSE: Lays golden eggs and only says “honk”**
**GOOSE and COW can be played by the same actor is needed





SCENE 1
(The background is a western nature scene with big mountains and blue sky in the background)
SPUD
On remote and rustic ranch, there lived a little girl named Jackie who loved potatoes.
JACKIE
                    (Carries her basket of potatoes)
I love them with butter.
SPUD
She couldn't resist the smell of baked potatoes. She loved fall because it was harvest time.
JACKIE
Mama, Mama. I picked some potatoes. Can we bake them now?
MAMA
Is that all we have?
JACKIE
I'm afraid so.
MAMA
It's been a bad year for all the crops. There’s not much of anything.
                    (COW wanders in and looks around for food)
JACKIE
No beans?
MAMA
No beans.
JACKIE
No carrots?
MAMA
No carrots.
JACKIE
No peas?


MAMA
No peas.
JACKIE
Good. I hate peas.
MAMA
Just a few potatoes.
JACKIE
That's all I like anyway.
MAMA
But this will only be enough for one dinner. What will we do after that?
JACKIE
We could eat the cow.
                    (COW stops and looks scared. Starts to sneak out)
MAMA
No…
                    (COW stops and sighs with relief)
We'll sell her instead.




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Jackie and the Potato Stalk Part 2 young actor script for the stage

JACKIE AND THE POTATO STALK
Part 2





MAMA
(COW looks upset and starts to sneak out again)
Come here, Bossy.
                    (COW shakes her head no)
JACKIE
                    (Grabs COW)
Where do I take her?
MAMA
To the old man in town.
JACKIE
The crazy old man?
MAMA
He's not crazy. Just a little weird.
JACKIE
So weird isn't as bad as crazy?
MAMA
Just get going and get something good for the cow.
JACKIE
Let's go Bossy.
                    (COW moos in protest. MAMA exits)


SPUD
And that's when Jackie appeared at my door.
(SPUD can roll in a door to stand behind or just stand ready and JACKIE can pantomime knocking on his door)
JACKIE
Get over here, Bossy.
                    (Pulls COW to SPUD and knocks)
SPUD
Well Howdy. How can I help you?
JACKIE
We are poor and have no food except for a few potatoes. We must sell our cow.
SPUD
I will buy your cow.
                    (Takes COW and scratches behind her ear and she's happy)
JACKIE
Thank you, mister.
SPUD
I have something you'll enjoy. Spuds.
                    (Hands JACKIE a shiny cloth bag made of a magical looking material)
JACKIE
Potatoes? But we already have potatoes.
SPUD
But these are magic spuds.
JACKIE
Magic potatoes?


SPUD
They will give you more wonderful treasures than you can ever imagine.
JACKIE
I can imagine some pretty good things.
SPUD
Take them to your mother and all will be good again on your ranch.
JACKIE
Thank you, Mister. Good-bye, Bossy.

                    (COW sticks her tongue out at JACKIE)


BACK TO PART 1


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JACKIE AND THE POTATO STALK

(aka Jackie and the Spudstalk)

By
D. M. Larson
Copyright © 2005, 2016
All Rights Reserved*


For permission to use this script, please contact doug@freedrama.net (include the title "Jackie and the Potato Stalk in your request) - You may also request a free PDF of the entire script.

Jackie and the Potato Stalk Part 3 free script for school age actors

JACKIE AND THE POTATO STALK
Part 3



SPUD
Jackie ran excitedly back to her Mama to tell her the news of the magical spuds.
JACKIE
Mama, Mama. Look at what I got!
MAMA
A little bag? I hope that's not it.
JACKIE
No, inside are magic potatoes.
                    (Pulls out potatoes)
MAMA
Magic potatoes?!
JACKIE
The old man said they would make our dreams come true.
MAMA
Dreams won't feed us, Jackie. I can't believe that crazy old coot would do this to us!
                    (Takes potatoes)
JACKIE
Mama, no!
                    (MAMA tosses potatoes to DR stage)
MAMA
Go to your room and don't come out until I get back from the old man’s.
JACKIE
What are you going to do?
MAMA
I'm going to get our cow back.
                    (Exits)
JACKIE
Oh, Mama. I'm so sorry.
                    (JACKIE cries and curls up on the floor)
SPUD
But I did not lie to the little girl. Those potatoes were magic and while Jackie slept, a most amazing thing happened!


(Lights fade and magical Western guitar music is heard. Moonlight hits DR and then a rumble sound and a potato rises to from the ground. NOTE: You can stage this in a variety of ways. Have a rope from the ceiling that pulls up the potato stalk or have a drawing on the background that is uncovered from the bottom up. The sound wakes JACKIE)


SPUD
When Jackie wakes, she sees a most amazing thing. A giant spudstalk.


JACKIE
                    (She rises)
Is that... it's a... giant potato stalk!
                    (She jumps up and down excited)
Those potatoes are magic! Magic! Magic! Magic!
SPUD
Told you so.
JACKIE
                    (Looks up)
It's so tall. I bet I can see Boise from up there.
SPUD
Climb up and see.
JACKIE
I think I will.
SPUD
You won't be sorry.




JACKIE AND THE POTATO STALK

(aka Jackie and the Spudstalk)

By
D. M. Larson
Copyright © 2005, 2016
All Rights Reserved*


For permission to use this script, please contact doug@freedrama.net (include the title "Jackie and the Potato Stalk in your request) - You may also request a free PDF of the entire script.