THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
ISBN: 978-1-60003-391-9
Type: One Act
Genres: Comedy, Classics
Themes: Fairy Tale, Fashion, Classic Adaptations
Duration: 60 minutes
Speaking Cast: 3 females, 6 males, 6 either (15 total cast)
Flexibility: 0-15 extras, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: In this comic retelling of the classic story, two con men escape jail, with bumbling detectives in hot pursuit. Soon they trick the vain, fashion-conscious Emperor into letting them create the royal garments for his daughter's wedding. The garments, they say, will not only be of the highest possible style, they will have the magical property of being invisible to fools unworthy of their positions. What fun to watch fools prove they are not foolish in this land of super-charged pride and vanity.
Act 2 Theatre
Clarksburg, WV
Northwest Guilford High School
Greensboro, NC
Trinity Lutheran
Waco, NE
McNaughton High Drama Club
Moosomin, SK, Canada
West Central High School
Hatford, SD
christ church prep school
midrand, South Africa
This version of the classic fairy tale sports many riotous comic roles including two tricky and endearing escaped convicts and the pair of bumbling detectives on their tail, a vain, clothes-horse of an emperor, his equally vain and bickering wife and daughters and many foolish ministers willing to do anything to keep their jobs. This makes it perfect for schools and theatre groups with lots of talented comic actors who want to have some outrageous fun. By the way, audiences love it.
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Script
$6.50 $0.00
Notebook Script
$12.75 $0.00
Performance Royalty
$40.00 $0.00
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