ROCKIN' IN THE TREETOPS
Group - Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2014
Ever wonder what sort of mother would rock her baby in the treetops then let the cradle fall? Perhaps that mystery is solved in this hilarious five-character courtroom comedy.The number and gender of characters can be changed to accommodate available participants. Price is for a master script. Make as many copies as is required for your ensemble.
Duration7 - 10 minutes
- 3 Females, 2 Males
- 1 Female, 4 Males
- 4 Females, 1 Male
- 5 Females
- 2 Females, 3 Males
Product Id: #851
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An excerpt …
Cast: Judge Jack Sprat, Bailiff, Baby Baby, Prosecutor, Mary.
BAILIFF: All rise! (They do.) This court will now come to order! The Honorable Jack Sprat presiding!
(Sprat enters and takes his seat at center, then the others sit.)
JUDGE SPRAT: Call the next case.
BAILIFF: Mary, owner of the little lamb, versus Baby in the treetops.
JUDGE SPRAT: Opening statement?
PROSECUTOR: Thank you, your honor. Your honor, I will prove that Baby was in the treetop and when the wind blew the cradle rocked. And furthermore, when the bough broke the cradle did fall and down did come Baby, cradle and all … right on Mary’s little lamb.
BABY: I object!
JUDGE SPRAT: To what?
BABY: It wasn’t my fault. I was just up there rockin’ and …
JUDGE SPRAT: You’ll get a chance to testify. Just calm yourself.
BABY: I want my mommy.
JUDGE SPRAT: Call your first witness.
PROSECUTOR: Mary, owner of the little lamb.
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