by D. M. Larson
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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