THE STORYTELLERS

Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2012

To read to a school class, all three persons coincidentally pick Goldilocks and the Three Bears, so they all tell the story together.

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Duration

6 - 8 minutes

    Cast Options

  • 3 Females, 1 Male

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THE STORYTELLERS

An excerpt …

4 Characters: (1m, 3f)

Miss Markham, Bruno, Ty-Anne, Regina

MISS MARKHAM: Good morning, boys and girls! This is the day we’ve all been waiting for! National Reading Day in Our Schools! Remember that I promised you we’d have some very, very special guests at our school today? Yes! I’ve invited three wonderful people from our community to tell you stories! Isn’t that wonderful? You see, they will each tell you a fairy tale and I’d like to introduce them right now! First … this is Ty-Anne Matthews, a first grader at our own elementary school! Take a bow, Ty-Anne! (Ty-Anne shyly comes forward and bows, thumb in her mouth) Thumb out of your mouth, dear. And this is Bruno Greasragi, the man who changes people’s oil down at the truck stop. Bruno?

BRUNO: (taking a step forward and bowing) Yo.

MISS MARKHAM: And finally, Regina Queensley, the owner of the British Bed, Breakfast and Bagels Tea Shop. Miss Queensley?

REGINA: (a step forward, formally, and with a British accent) Charmed, I’m sure.

MISS MARKHAM: So, storytellers? What stories did you prepare to tell us today?

TY-ANNE: I’m gonna do Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

MISS MARKHAM: Wonderful!

BRUNO: Uh …

MISS MARKHAM: Yes, Bruno?

BRUNO: Dat’s da one I was gonna do.

MISS MARKHAM: Oh, my.

REGINA: Pardon me, but I’m an expert on that story and I’ve been practicing it for weeks.

MISS MARKHAM: You all planned to tell about Goldilocks and the Three Bears?

TY-ANNE: Uh-huh.

BRUNO: Yo.

REGINA: Most assuredly.

MISS MARKHAM: Oh, my. We seem to have a problem. You all planned to tell the same story.

REGINA: It’s simple. You two will have to change stories.

TY-ANNE: It’s the only one I know.

BRUNO: Me too.

MISS MARKHAM: Dear me. I think we have a problem. Look … I know ... perhaps if each of you could perform just a bit of the story? Could we do that? ... Please.

TY-ANNE: It’s the only one I know.

BRUNO: Me too.

REGINA: How dreadful. I suppose so.

MISS MARKHAM: Good! Let’s begin! Now pay attention, boys and girls! Ty-Anne, would you like to begin?

TY-ANNE: (in her stumbling way with much fidgeting) Well okay. There was like three bears, you know … and they were hairy and stuff … and they had stuff runnin’ from their noses and …

MISS MARKHAM: Uh … Bruno! Perhaps you’d like to take over.

BRUNO: Where’d she leave off?

REGINA: … runny noses.

BRUNO: Oh. Well, dese bears was really, really big … and they didn’t have good 9-5 jobs. Dey just sorta cruised around da forest waitin’ for some chick to

MISS MARKHAM: Uh! ... Regina? If you’d like to continue?

REGINA: I’ll try. Let’s get right to Goldilocks, shall we? The girl was rather lower class, but had aspirations to make something of herself in society, so she finished charm school and went on a walk in the woods. She wore a smart three-piece, tailored suit by Armani and …

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