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I've Come to Marry the Princess or How to Make a Royal Mess


Based on a play by Allison of Rochester, MN

CAST:
Prince, King, Princess: Zoe
Queen, Guard: Ray
Narrator: Jessica
PROPS/COSTUMES:
Paper chain (to take people off to dungeon);2 chairs (for King and Queen, Princess stands);Costumes: Different crowns for Prince, King, Queen and Princess. Queen and Princess crowns can have wigs attached to them. Guard-like hat for Guard.

SETTING: Inside a castle. Different crowns rest on a sign in the background that says, "Act One." For this play, all you need are two actors and a narrator. But, each actor plays more than one part! To switch parts, actors switch crowns or hats. Except for Narrator, all parts are said in a sing-song voice, like an opera.

Jessica-Narrator:
Ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joining us for a night at the opera. This evening's performance is entitled, "I've Come To Marry The Princess" or "How To Make A Royal Mess."

(Zoe puts on Prince Crown to become Prince.)

Zoe-Prince:
I've come to marry the Princess.

(Ray puts on Guard hat to become Guard.)

Ray-Guard:
I'll have to ask the King!

(Zoe-Prince puts on King crown to become King and is standing on other side of Guard.)

Ray-Guard:
Someone's here to marry the Princess!

Zoe-King:
I'll have to ask the Queen!

(Ray-Guard puts on Queen crown to become Queen.)

Zoe-King:
Someone's here to marry our daughter!

Ray-Queen:
I'll have to ask her!

(Zoe-King puts on Princess crown to become Princess.)

Ray-Queen:
Someone's here to marry you!

Zoe-Princess:
No-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no!

(Zoe-Princess puts on King crown to become King.)

Ray-Queen:
(To the King.)

No-no-nonono!

(Ray-Queen puts on Guard hat crown to become Guard.)

Zoe-King:
(To Guard.)

No-no-nonono!

(Zoe-King puts on Prince crown to become Prince.)

Ray-Guard:
(To Prince.)

No-no-nonono!

Zoe-Prince:
Off to the dungeon!

(Zoe-Prince takes Ray-Guard off to the dungeon.)

Zoe-Prince:
(To King.)

I've come to marry the Princess!

(Zoe-Prince puts on King crown to become King. Switches sides.)

Zoe-King:
I'll have to ask the Queen!

Zoe-King:
Someone's here to marry our Princess!

(Ray-Guard puts on Queen crown to become Queen.)

Ray-Queen:
I'll have to ask her!

Ray-Queen:
Someone's here to marry you!

(Zoe-King puts on Princess crown to become Princess.)

Zoe-Princess:
No-no-nonono!

(Zoe-Princess puts on Queen crown to become Queen.)

Zoe-Queen:
(To King.)

No-no-nonono!

(Zoe-Queen puts on King crown to become King.)

Zoe-King:
(To Prince.)

No-no-nonono!

(Zoe-King puts on Prince crown to become Prince and switches sides.)

Zoe-Prince:
Off to the dungeon!

(Zoe-Prince puts on King crown to become King and switches sides.)

(Zoe-Prince takes Zoe-King (herself) off to dungeon. Prince comes back.)

Zoe-Prince:
I've come to marry the Princess!

Ray-Queen:
I'll have to ask her!

Ray-Queen:
Someone's here to marry you!

(Zoe-Prince puts on Princess crown to become Princess.)

Zoe-Princess:
No-no-nonono!

Ray-Queen:
(To Prince.)

No-no-nonono!

(Zoe-Princess puts on Prince crown to become Prince.)

Zoe-Prince:
Off to the dungeon!

Zoe-Prince:
(To Princess.)

I've come to marry you!

(Zoe-Prince puts on Princess crown to become Princess and changes sides.)

Zoe-Princess:
NO-NO-NONONO!

Zoe-Princess:
Off to the dungeon!

(Zoe-Princess takes Zoe-Prince (herself) off to the dungeon.)

Zoe-Princess:
(Speaking)

Alone at last!


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