THE CRONE OF CROPLEY
Type: One Act
Themes: Life Lessons & Experiences, Fairy Tale, Magic
Duration: 45 minutes
Speaking Cast: 6 females, 6 males (12 total cast)
Flexibility: 0-10 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: Nothing seems to be going right in the little town of Cropley. The cows won't give milk, the hens won't lay eggs, and the crops are dying in the field—until a mysterious old woman shows up. Does she have magical powers or just wisdom? When the town adopts her in hopes that she'll cure their ills, they learn that through helping her, they can help each other. A fairy tale about the importance of cooperation and the power of helping others.
The play can also make use of an optional ensemble, thus allowing more performers to participate.
St Louis, MO
Harper Creek High School
Battle Creek, MI
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