THE GREAT CORRECTOR

Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2004

You heard of the genie coming out of the bottle — this kook comes out of a teddy bear to help a young man in love.

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Duration

8 - 10 minutes

    Cast Options

  • 2 Females, 1 Male
  • 1 Female, 2 Males

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$18.00
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An excerpt …

(a hug for the teddy bear and “poof”)

FREDDY: (backing away) Get away from me!

MUSTAFA: This is the thanks I get for living inside that bear just in case you needed me?

FREDDY: I don’t need you! I don’t even know you!

MUSTAFA: Oh, thou most confused and angry.

FREDDY: You talk funny.

MUSTAFA: Do I make fun of you? You stand there with lousy taste in clothing, a haircut that shouldn’t be allowed out in public, and such a remarkably stupid look on your face that I have to force myself to keep from laughing … and you say I’m strange?

FREDDY: Tell me who you are or I’m gonna call the cops.

(Mustafa has a unique power)

MUSTAFA: Easy. You say something you shouldn’t, I clap my hands and poof, you immediately say something else.

FREDDY: That’s ridiculous! … (Mustafa claps) … That’s really cool!

MUSTAFA: Personally, I just love it. And it’s very entertaining. What’s your name?

FREDDY: Freddy ... (Mustafa claps) … Roy … (clap) Egbert. Stop that!

MUSTAFA: Just playing with you. You need to know the power I hold in my … uh ... clap. So … tell me about Gidget.

FREDDY: How’d you know about Gidget?

MUSTAFA: Just because I’ve been stuck in a moth-eaten bear all your life, that doesn’t mean I’m blind and deaf. I hear what you say when you talk to your Teddy.

(a little help during a conversation)

FREDDY: (clap) There’s more to me than you know, Gidget. I’m actually a young man with very profound thoughts and a deep-seeded sensitivity.

GIDGET: I … I don’t know what to say. I mean, I thought you were just like all the other guys … sort of goofy and immature.

FREDDY: (clap) I am not. I find those childish traits damaging to my growth and my future.

GIDGET: How long have you felt like this?

FREDDY: About two minutes. (clap) All my life actually. I just seldom express them.

GIDGET: Wow.

FREDDY: You’re tellin’ me. (clap) Thank you.

GIDGET: So … maybe we could go somewhere tomorrow?

FREDDY: I’m broke. (clap) Have you seen the new exhibit on Egyptian hieroglyphics at the museum?

GIDGET: No, but I’d love to.

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