JACK, THE BEANSTALK AND SOCIAL SERVICES
ISBN: 978-1-93180-582-7
Type: One Act
Genres: Comedy, Readers Theatre, Classics
Themes: Fairy Tale, Greed, Classic Adaptations
Duration: 30 minutes
Speaking Cast: 2 females, 4 males, 7 either (13 total cast)
Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: Mom and Jack would get along just fine if it wasn't for that pesky social worker who keeps butting into everyone else's business. To make matters worse, some theatre company hired a critic who thinks it's his business to nitpick the storyline. A famine in the land forces Jack to sell the family cow—but at the Missouri State Fair? Mom doesn't mind...after all, when Jack's gone, she can go party. One thing leads to another, and while Jack climbs the beanstalk to land in a neighborhood of tract-castles, the social worker uses his absence as an excuse to cut the family's benefits. Mom's still concerned with keeping her check coming, until she realizes that golden eggs provide for a much higher standard of living, and the poor narrator is trying to douse the critic's constant complaining and just move the story along. Audiences will love the twists, turns, and take-offs of a fairy tale gone nuts.
Hayes Center Schools
Hayes Center, NE
School Age Services
Fort Bend, GA
Adel DeSoto Minburn High School
Adel, IA
High School- Central Supply
Sikeston, MO
South Central Calhoun High School
Lake CIty, IA
North Country Union High School
Newport, VT
"My students loved this play because it gave them a chance to really develop some terrific characters. Great, fresh, and new…a really hilarious twist on a very old tale."
By Jan Thompson, Drama Teacher, J.J. Kelly High School, Wise, VA
"Fun for audience and actors alike...it makes a great readers’ theater. We just advanced to state!"
By Heidi Rottink, Don Basco School, Gilbertsville, IA
Don Bosco High School
Don Bosco High School
by Jerry Rabushka
MATERIALS & PERFORMANCES
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Script
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Notebook Script
$12.75 $0.00
Performance Royalty
$35.00 $0.00
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