Group - Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2015
A return to the Land of Oz as these actors try to pull off a school version of the "Wizard of Oz", but they are short one dog. Will they find a replacement? You betcha!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.
Duration6 - 9 minutes
- 3 Females, 2 Males
- 1 Female, 4 Males
- 4 Females, 1 Male
- 5 Females
- 2 Females, 3 Males
Product Id: #857
An excerpt …
by Ken Bradbury
(Five characters: Dorothy, Tinman, Lion, Witch, and Max. Dorothy should probably be played by a girl, but the other characters can be portrayed by actors of either gender.)
DOROTHY: (entering) Come on! Come on! Hurry up!
TINMAN: (entering with Lion, both struggling to put on imaginary costumes) I’m coming! I’m coming!
LION: This thing itches!
DOROTHY: The show starts in five minutes! Come on, guys.
TINMAN: This show drives me crazy. Who’s idea was it to do The Wizard of Oz?
DOROTHY: My mom’s. She’s the director and she picks the shows, and …
LION: … and she wanted her daughter to play Dorothy.
DOROTHY: You got a problem with that? Who else has my talent?
TINMAN: But why do I have to be the Tin Man? This silver paint is gonna ruin my beautiful complexion.
LION: You oughta be wearing this lion outfit. Where’d they get this thing?
DOROTHY: I think it’s the rug out of the nurse’s office.
LION: Then that’s why I’m itching. It’s got diseases all over it.
DOROTHY: The orchestra’s starting!
MAX: (running in) You guys ready? We’ve got a full house tonight! I mean the place is just packed!
LION: How am I supposed to scratch in front of 300 people? (to Tin Man) Will you scratch me if I start itching?
TINMAN: I can’t. I’ve got silver paint all over my hands.
MAX: So? You ready?
DOROTHY: Yeah … as soon as we get …(looks around) Where’s Toto?
DOROTHY: My dog! Where’d you put Toto?
MAX: (going to look in an imaginary cage) He was right … Oh, no.
MAX: His cage is open. He got out. He’s escaped.
LION: Lucky dog.
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