Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Gingerbread Girl Part 1 - a free stage play script for kids

GINGERBREAD GIRL

PART 1

by D. M. Larson



(A woman, MRS. BAKER, goes to the river and looks around. There is some, GEORGE, hiding behind a tree DR (down right).  The river is DOWN off the edge of the stage.  Before the start of the play, you can have the audience practice being a river by waving your arms.  If you have a large cast of actors, then you can have them play the river in front of the audience)

BAKER
George?   Are you here?

(George is behind a tree.  He is in shadow and can hardly be seen)

GEORGE
No, go away.

BAKER
What's wrong?

GEORGE
Nothing.

(George cries loudly)

BAKER 
(to audience)
It looks like he needs some cheering up.  And I know his favorite thing.  Gingerbread cookies!

(Mrs. Baker goes to the local village store with her shopping list.   The store can be as simple as a lemon-aid stand.  People are lined up.  MRS. VENDI is selling stuff)

GUY
I need 1 milk, 2 butters, 3 crackers, 4 apples and 5 gumdrops.

VENDI
Do you want the regular gumdrops or magic ones?

GUY
Regular please.

VENDI
Here is your food.

GUY
Thanks!

(He sticks his head in the bag and starts eating happily and leaves.  GAL walks up)

GAL
I need 5 hot dogs, 4 nut logs, 3 candy hogs, 2 pairs of togs and 1 gumdrop.

VENDI
Regular gumdrops or magic ones?

GAL
Regular.

VENDI
Here you go.

(GAL walks off with her bag shaking and her making animal sounds)

GAL
Bark, oink, bark, oink.

(MRS. BAKER has her turn)

VENDI
How can I help you?

BAKER
I need the following ingredients.  2/3 cup shortening, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, a quarter teaspoon of cloves, 2 teaspoons ground ginger...

VENDI
Wait a minute!  

BAKER
What's wrong?

VENDI
You're not making a Gingerbread Man again are you?

BAKER
Nope.

(VENDI looks at BAKER suspiciously as she fills a bag with the ingredients)

BAKER (cont.)
A pinch of salt, three-quarter cup of molasses, 3 cups of flour, an egg...

(VENDI tosses egg into bag.  BAKER looks annoyed but continues)

BAKER (CONT.)
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and...

VENDI
Yes?

BAKER
Gumdrops.

VENDI
Regular or magic?

(VENDI looks at BAKER critically.  BAKER pauses dramatically and says...)

BAKER
Magic!

VENDI
You are making a Gingerbread Man!  Do you remember the last Gingerbread Man you made?  He nearly destroyed our village!  He scared the cows.

[People (Farmer, Bo Peep, Mary, etc.) and animals (Cow, Cat, Sheep, etc.) gather]

COW
Moo!

FARMER
He came in the dell and took my dog and my cat!

CAT
Meow!

FARMER
The cat came back the very next day but my dog is still missing!

PEEP
He made me lose my sheep.

SHEEP
Baa!

MARY
And he scared my little lamb so bad she follows me everywhere now... to school, to church... she even followed me to the mall.  That is so uncool.

KID
We're doomed!

(They all scream and run around)

BAKER
I think you're all overreacting.

ALL
Doom on you.  Doom on you. Doom on you.

BAKER
Sorry, but I'm buying the magic gumdrops.

(The people and animals watch in horror as VENDI gets out her radiation goggles and gloves and tongs and pulls out magic gumdrops from a special box. Lights flicker.  Ominous music is heard. Everyone runs away in horror.  Vendi puts them in bag and lights go back to normal and music stops)

VENDI
I can't believe you lied to everyone.

BAKER
I didn't lie.  I'm not making a Gingerbread Man.  I'm making a Gingerbread Girl.

END OF PART 1
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Art by Shiela Larson
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