- 90 Minutes
- 10 Males 8 females Max 18 Min 15 (Doubling Possible)
$9.00 – $75.00
Cinderella Comedy Play Script – Meet the feisty take-charge Cinderella!
This full-length comedy version of Cinderella features delightfully nasty stepsisters and a fierce Cinderella, in addition to several original characters. This is a play for children of all ages. Easily performed by a children’s theater, or by teen or college drama groups, it has possible casting for young actors as well.
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If you haven’t read the Perrault original, this Cinderella is feisty and fiery, the dialog is full of humor; the addition of two sprites – Junot and Julie – give additional casting possibilities for younger actors.
The stepmother is a former opera singer–a diva. The fairy godmother is “a bit of a bag lady.” You get the idea. Premiered by the Boston Children’s Theatre, it has played internationally to rapt audiences, adults and children alike.
From the Play
CINDERELLA: Young, sweet beautiful but not sappy; “Puckish” and high spirited
AUBERT: Stepsister; eats all the time; slightly round
ARMENTINE: Stepsister; the skinny one; everything is hers; bosses Aubert; throws tantrums
GASPARDE CRISPIN Stepmother: silly and vain; has-been Opera singer; equipped with sprays, gargles and continual scales; sings part of all her sentences
MINNIE (HYPATIA IGNATIA HESPARA MINETTE) : Fairy Godmother; a bit of a bag lady; absent minded; talks in riddles; adorable
JUNOT: Well-Wishers/Sprites; elves; tricksters;
JULIE: Invisible to all except Cinderella and
CLAUDE: The Prince; charming, regular; bored with the royal life
DARCY: Prince’s sidekick; devoted to Claude; overly interested in the ladies
KING FONTAINE: Jolly: more Chevalier than Boyer; something of a voyeur
MARC, RENE: Guests at the ball; charming courtiers
METISSE, REINETTE: Guests at the ball; charming courtieres
SIBELLE:King’s Girlfriend; the floozy of her time; Speaks with Brooklyn accent
DANCER CINDERELLA Cinderella’s dancer double to permit magic
THE SCENE: The French Countryside, early 19th Century.
Excerpt from Cinderella
Act I: Scene 1
(The French countryside, early 19th century; the kitchen and garden of a small, country house. Inside, there is a cooking hearth, table, chairs, etc.; outside, there is a wishing well, garden bench. It is morning of the day of the great ball. As the curtain opens, we hear GASPARDE CRISPIN, a widow in her early 40’s, practicing her scales. She gets stuck on a high note, repeats it several times and then trills downward as she enters. She wears a flowing negligee over her corset and bloomers; and though not having completed her toilette, is nonetheless “done up.” She attempts her scales again; gets stuck again – this time going to the counter near the hearth, pours water from the pitcher, gargles – tries scales again — succeeds at the high note.)
GASPARDE: Manifique! Manifique! Ma-ni-fique!! (kisses her hands, arms, fingertips) Tonight I’ll be la belle du balle – My gown – my hair – my eyes – but most of all – (hits high note). (Improvising; giggling) Oh, your majesty – you flatter me. But I’ve already sung eight songs – (flirtatiously) Well, maybe jut two or three more. Of course, if you dance with me, I’ll sing all night. (she dances around the kitchen) This is a magnificent ball! I was so pleased to be invited. You old meany, you didn’t invite me last year. (she continues dancing singing; suddenly she stops – lets out a vibrato screech –) The ball!! Aubert! Armentine !! Armentine!! Aubert!! Up – up – up!! Tonight’s the King’s ball! Aubert!!
(She sings the last word and is off vocalizing again. AUBERT and ARMENTINE enter; AUBERT is eating an apple; ARMENTINE carries a mirror and hairbrush)
AUBERT: What’s all the screeching about? It isn’t even noon yet. We’ve got ten hours until the ball.
GASPARDE: Only ten? I’ll never have you looking beautiful by then. Would you please stop eating? You’ll pop your seams tonight!
(She takes the apple away from her; AUBERT gets another from a bowl, and eats it.)
ARMENTINE: (has been looking in the mirror; let’s out a scream) Aaaaaagh!! Aaaaagh!! Aaaaagh!!!!
GASPARDE: What? What? What?
ARMENTINE: A gray hair! I found a gray hair!
AUBERT: (laughing and singing) Mademoiselle called Armentine how old are you? Mademoiselle called Armentine how old are you?
(ARMENTINE chases her, grabs her and pulls hairs out of AUBERT’S head