by D. M. Larson
This play continues where the tale of the Gingerbread Man left off but adds some new comedy twists. The story ends up being more Frankenstein than fairy tale but promises a happy ending.
A woman, MRS. BAKER, goes to the river and looks around.
There is some, GEORGE, hiding behind a tree DR (down right). The river is DOWN off the edge of the stage.
Before the start of the play, you can have the audience practice being a river
by waving your arms. If you have a large cast of actors, then you can
have them play the river in front of the audience.
George? Are you here?
George is behind a tree. He is in shadow and can hardly be seen.
No, go away.
George cries loudly.
It looks like he needs some cheering up. And I know his
favorite thing. Gingerbread cookies!
Mrs. Baker goes to the local village store with her shopping
list. The store can be as simple as a lemon-aid stand. People
are lined up. MRS. VENDI is selling stuff.
I need 1 milk, 2 butters, 3 crackers, 4 apples and 5 gumdrops.
Do you want the regular gumdrops or magic ones?
Here is your food.
He sticks his head in the bag and starts eating happily and
leaves. GAL walks up.
I need 5 hot dogs, 4 nut logs, 3 candy hogs, 2 pairs of togs and 1 gumdrop.
Regular gumdrops or magic ones?
Here you go.
GAL walks off with her bag shaking and her making animal
Bark, oink, bark, oink.
MRS. BAKER has her turn.
How can I help you?
I need the following ingredients. 2/3 cup shortening,
1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, a quarter teaspoon of cloves, 2
teaspoons ground ginger...
Wait a minute!
You're not making a Gingerbread Man again are you?
VENDI looks at BAKER suspiciously as she fills a bag with the
A pinch of salt, three-quarter cup of molasses, 3 cups of
flour, an egg...
VENDI tosses egg into bag. BAKER looks annoyed but
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda
Regular or magic?
VENDI looks at BAKER critically. BAKER pauses
dramatically and says...
You are making a Gingerbread Man! Do you remember the last Gingerbread Man you made? He nearly destroyed our village!
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