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A Soup Opera


Sent in by Heather of Millersburg, OH

CAST:
Waiter
Customer
Chef
Manager
FBI Agent
President
PROPS/COSTUMES:
Table, chair, bowl, aprons. Costumes: Apron (for Waiter); purse, hat, shawl or sweater (for Customer); chef's hat or apron (for Chef); a business jacket (for Manager); dark khaki jacket with medals, hat (for FBI Agent); suit jacket, tie, shirt (for President).

SETTING: A restaurant. You could also put on this play in your kitchen or dining room.

(All characters sing their lines in dramatic fashion. At the start, the Customer is sitting at a table, looking at a bowl of soup. The Waiter enters.)

Customer:
Excuse me.

Waiter:
Mademoiselle, what is the problem?

Customer:
I can't eat this soup!

Waiter:
Ah, yes I will send for the head chef.

Customer:
But I...

Waiter:
Hey, mac, come 'ere on de double.

(The Chef enters.)

Chef:
(Chef speaks in fake French accent.)

Yes, mademoiselle?

Waiter:
This woman claims she cannot eat our soupe du jour.

Customer:
But...but...but...

Chef:
Oh, my. I will call for the manager. Miss Smith, could you step over here for a minute?

(Manager enters.)

Manager:
Is there anything I can do to help?

Chef:
This woman says that she cannot eat her soup.

Manager:
Oh, my, my, my...So busy...busy...busy! Call in the FBI! Terribly sorry about this, but there is nothing I can do to help.

Customer:
But all I want is. . .

Manager:
Oh, never mind that! We'll get you the salt later.

(Manager exits. The FBI Agent walks in looking annoyed.)

FBI Agent:
What seems to be the problem here?

Chef:
This customer cannot eat her soup, so she says. Can you help us?

FBI Agent:
This is a matter for the President!!

(Customer sighs just as the President walks in.)

President:
Young lady you have called me all the way from Washington, D.C! Now what is the problem, why can't you eat your soup!?

Customer:
I DON'T HAVE A SPOON!!!!!!!!!

All (except Customer):
(First they say it, then they sing it.)

Ohhh...!

Waiter:
Here ya go!

(Waiter hands Customer a spoon.)

Customer:
Thanks!


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