FRANKIE AND THE GINGERBREAD BOY - ONE ACT VERSION
Type: One Act
Genres: Drama, Classics
Themes: Classic Adaptations, Social Status, Bullying
Duration: 40 minutes
Speaking Cast: 6 females, 5 males (11 total cast)
Flexibility: 0-15 extras
SYNOPSIS: Frankie is an outcast, constantly put-upon by her peers. She is the quintessential loner. The only peace she finds is from her baking. One day Frankie decides to bake herself a companion, a perfect love who shares her soul and gives her joy. When her creation follows her to school one day, the social order of the high school is threatened, and the cruelty Frankie has known reaches new heights. Told by an energetic high school Chorus, this is a play that employs rhythm, dark humor, and high theatricality to tell its gripping story. With nods to Frankenstein, the Pygmalion myth, and even the Gingerbread Man nursery rhyme, this play will leave audiences riveted with its poignant tale of love, creation, cruelty, satire, and tragedy. This one-act version of Frankie and the Gingerbread Boy is the perfect length for high school competitions.
Northeast Drama Club
ABC (Austin Black bear theatre Company)
Tattnall County High School Drama
Ellsworth High School
St. Pat's High School
North Platte, NE
Grand Meadow High School
Grand Meadow, MN
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