The One-Line: The local high school drama teacher wrote her own version of Cinderella by combining the Princess’s tale with the story of Frankenstein, but the production has turned comically horrifying.
Cast: 12 Female
Extras and doubling and tripling Possible
Set: Very Simple. The play takes place on a stage.
Running Time: 75-80 minutes
Note: Even the smallest parts are fun!
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Synopsis: Help! The local high school drama teacher wrote his own version of Cinderella by combining the Princess’s tale with the story of Frankenstein, but the production is bombing: The Fairy Godmother wants to be called the Fairy Goshmother, three new stepsisters must be added to the cast, several actors quit, and the extras are fed up with being extras. Then, after being forced to play the part of a girl, one of the boys worries that if his father, an avid sports fanatic, sees him, his acting career will be over. So, despite the director’s explicit instructions that the Prince’s Ball scene must be slow and elegant, the cast speeds it up to super-speed so that the boy won’t be seen, but the actress playing the Queen is incapable of improvisation and can’t keep up. When Igor drops Cinderella’s brain and Dr. Frankenstein replaces it with a cat’s brain instead, this insane production changes beyond even the director’s recognition.
Here's the fast motion scene performed by Roy High School. The faster it goes the funnier it becomes. It doesn't matter if the audience understands what's being said. They already heard the lines earlier during the rehearsal scene.