Thursday, June 2, 2016

Gingerbread Girl part 2 free children's stage play script

THE GINGERBREAD GIRL
by D. M. Larson
PART 2
(BAKER walks UC to her kitchen/lab.  IGOR, her hunchbacked assistant, comes out)

IGOR
I have the oven ready master.

BAKER
Here are the ingredients.

(IGOR takes the ingredients)

IGOR
Did you get the magic gumdrops?

BAKER
I did.

IGOR
I shall prepare the batter.

BAKER
Thank you, Igor.

(IGOR exits with bag.  FARMER and PEEP lead COPS onto stage and point at BAKER)

FARMER
She bought magic gumdrops.

PEEP
I saw it too.  She's going to destroy us all.

COP 1
Just the facts, ma'am.

COP 2
We're on the case.

COP 3
Lock and load.

(FARMER and PEEP leave as the three COPS pull out their guns.  The first draws a banana, the second draws a big squash, the third draws a long roll of French bread.  They walk up to BAKER's house while dramatic police music plays.  BAKER rolls her eyes and confronts them)

BAKER
There's nothing to see here.

COP 1
Come quietly or there will be... trouble.

BAKER
I did nothing wrong in the eyes of the law.

COP 2
Do you feel lucky, Baker?

BAKER
I know my 4th amendment rights.  You going to charge me with something?  If not, I going to nail you for police harassment.

COP 3
Go ahead, make my day.

(Igor pushes in a table that looks like a giant baking tray and has a big bowl of batter on it)

IGOR
Master... I have prepared the... uh...

(Igor sees the cops)

IGOR (cont.)
Perfectly innocent... uh... healthy... salad.

BAKER
It's okay, Igor.  There's no law against making cookies.

COP 1
There should be.

COP 2
Let's go boys.

COP 3
But we've got our eyes on you, Baker.  Don't try any funny business.

(COPS leave with police music.  They stop and do a few Charlie's Angels poses and go.  Igor pours the batter onto the table (this can be done symbolically).

BAKER
Little do they know, Igor, that this time I'm not making a monster.  I'm making a new kind of cookie.  A cookie that will be kind, helpful and perhaps even love.
A storm is heard in the distance and it is getting darker.

IGOR
The batter is ready, master.

BAKER
Cover it up.  I hear a storm coming.

(Igor covers the table in aluminum foil and Baker gets out a lightening rod of some sort.  The storm grow louder and it gets darker.  The part of the stage with the table is totally dark and the switch with GINGER and the batter is made.  People and animals gather at the edge of the stage looking scared (or they can go in the audience and be scared and talk to audience member about how scary it is).  Their job is the distract the audience while the switch of batter for GINGER is made)

BAKER (CONT.)
We must hurry. There isn't much time.

(IGOR helps BAKER get the rod hooked up to the table by a wire and up in the air)

BAKER (CONT.)
Where are the gumdrop buttons!

IGOR
Here master.

(BAKER adds the buttons to the tray)

IGOR
Now!

(Lighting (lights) flash.  Total darkness.  Screams.  People and animals leave.  Then lights come up)

BAKER
She's alive!

(GINGER rises off the table.  She's a gingerbread girl.  She looks like a cookie version of Ginger from Gilligan's Island)

IGOR
She's beautiful.

BAKER
She's a work of art.

GINGER
Mama?

BAKER
Yes?

GINGER
Mama.

IGOR
Is that all she can say?

GINGER
Maaa-ma.

BAKER
Can you say your name?  Gin-ger.

GINGER
Gin... ger.

BAKER
She can be taught.

IGOR
Can you teach her this?

(IGOR rubs his tummy and pats his head.  GINGER does it)

IGOR (CONT.)
Beautiful and smart.  Now try this... "If you're blue and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go where fashion sits...

(IGOR does a silly dance.  GINGER tries but looks faint)

GINGER
"Puttin on the Ritz."

BAKER
Stop... she looks tired.

(BAKER rushes and gets a blanket and pillow.  She puts the blanket down on the ground and helps GINGER place her head on the pillow)

BAKER (CONT.)
Sleep Ginger... Sleep.

GINGER
Sleep.

BAKER
Let's go, Igor.

(IGOR and BAKER leave.  Night sky with pretty stars appear.  Then a shadowy figure, MAN, appears.  He calls out in a faint ghostly voice)

MAN
Run... run...

(GINGER sits up.  She looks around.  MAN hides so he isn't seen.  She tries to go back to sleep)

MAN (cont.)
Run... run... as fast as you can...

(GINGER sits up again and looks scared.  She still doesn't see the MAN who has gotten pretty close.  She tries to go back to sleep)

MAN (CONT.)
Run... run... as fast as you can... you can't catch me!

(GINGER sits up and MAN is near her.  She screams)

GINGER
Mama!

(MAN quickly covers her mouth)

MAN
Run, Ginger.  Run, run, away.

(Lighting, thunder.  Then darkness)

GINGER
Mama!

(Lights come up and BAKER rushes in with IGOR)

BAKER
What is it, Ginger?

(GINGER points off where MAN was)

GINGER
Run... run...

IGOR
Run?

GINGER
Run... run away.

BAKER
She must have had a bad dream.

GINGER
Run!

(GINGER jumps up and runs off stage)

BAKER
Stop her!

IGOR
Here we go again.

END OF PART 2
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