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The Red Bench Part 5 (The Magic Bench)


Anastasia from Moscow, Russia.

CAST:
Papa Bear
Mama Bear
Baby Bear
Goldilocks
Wolf
Cinderella
Fairy Godmother
PROPS/COSTUMES:
Glass slippers; porridge bowl that says "Baby Bear" on it; magic wand; rocks; trees; bench; glitter; a red bench with sparkles. Costumes: Classic, but zany fairytale costumes-Cinderella, Goldilocks, Baby Bear, Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Wolf, Fairy Godmother

SETTING: A park with a sparkling red bench.

(Cinderella enters.)

Cinderella:
Oh! What a nice red bench! I think I'll sit! I'm very tired from cleaning all day. And these glass slippers are hurting my feet! I sure could use a foot massage. Where's a prince when you need one?

(Cinderella sits on the bench as Goldilocks enters.)

Goldilocks:
(With mouth full.)

Mmm. This porridge is just right. Not too hot, not too cold. JUST right. Hits the spot.

(Goldilocks swallows porridge. She then sees Cinderella.)

Whatcha doin'?

Cinderella:
Sitting on the red bench.

Goldilocks:
Can I join ya?

Cinderella:
Sure.

(Goldilocks sits down, the Three Bears enter, staggered entrances with Papa and Mama together with Baby lagging behind.)

Papa Bear:
I sure am hungry. I couldn't eat my porridge because SOMEONE ate out of it.

Mama Bear:
Me, too, dear. But at least our chairs weren't broken like Baby Bear's. Baby Bear? Baby Bear!

Baby Bear:
(Baby Bear enters and runs up to parents.)

I'm here! I just was so tired because I missed my nap.

Papa Bear:
(Noticing everyone sitting on red bench.)

Well, this looks like a good place to sit. Whatcha' doin'?

Goldilocks and Cinderella:
Sittin' on the red bench.

Mama Bear:
May we join?

Goldilocks and Cinderella:
Sure ya can!

(Three Bears sit down.)

Papa Bear (To Goldilocks):
Hey, where'd you get that porridge?

Baby Bear:
That looks like MY bowl!

Goldilocks:
(Baby Bear tries to take his bowl back, but Goldilocks yanks it away from him. She attempts to hide porridge.)

THAT porridge? Umm...(talking too quickly) I got it from The Burger King...you know, he's married to, um...to the Dairy Queen! And...and they live with her Papa, Gino! And they all live in a great big White Castle in...in Candyland! Oh, it's so beautiful there! They've got ice cream mountains and gumdrop trees and...

Mama Bear:
(Trying to smooth things out, glaring at Baby Bear.)

That's alright, we're sorry we asked.

(Goldilocks acts relieved and wipes her brow.)

(Wolf enters.)

Wolf:
I'm exhausted from blowing those pig houses down. Whew! And I never knew that pigs were smart enough to build brick houses. What's next?

(Wolf notices everyone sitting on bench.)

Hey! Whatcha doin'?

All:
Sittin' on the red bench.

Wolf:
Can I join you?

All:
Sure!

(Wolf sits down, relieved to have a break. Fairy Godmother enters with her magic wand.)

Fairy Godmother:
What on earth are you all doing?

All:
Sitting on the red bench.

Fairy Godmother:
Well, well, my dears, that isn't just any red bench. That's a MAGIC bench.

All:
Magic bench? Who does she think she is? There's no such thing as a magic bench. This is ridiculous.

Fairy Godmother:
Why do people always doubt my powers? Let's try this again. AHEM! So, what ARE you all doing?

All:
Sitting on the RED bench!

Fairy Godmother:
Do you mean the one that just disappeared?

(Fairy Godmother points her magic wand. POOF! The bench disappears. Everyone falls.)

All:
Ooof!

(The bench reappears in a different location.)

Fairy Godmother:
(Sitting on the bench.)

Ah, that's better.


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