From the Christmas comedy script "Merry Penguins"
CHARLIE: That was wonderful!
ALFIE: Flying is great fun!
MAX: We even looped-the-loop and flew upside-down!OPENSLAE: So, that was probably when Father Christmas fell out.
(All Penguins point to the sleigh in horror.)
ALL PENGUINS: Oh, no!
From the play script "Christopher Columbus"
ISABELLA I OF CASTILE: ... I'll even sell my jewels to pay for the expedition!
FERDINAND II OF ARAGON: Steady on, dear. There's no need for desperation: we can always tax the poor more.
ISABELLA I OF CASTILE: Oh, yes. Silly me.
TYBALT: I recognise that face! A cursed Montague in our house. To strike him dead I hold it not a sin. Aghh, alas I carry no sword and have no dagger.
(Tybalt rushes over to the serving tables. Romeo is now gazing lovingly a metre away from Julie, who does not notice him.)
TYBALT: Servant, give me a knife!
SERVANT 1: I'm sorry, sir. We have no knives.
TYBALT: Damn you! Give me a fork then. It will have to do.
SERVANT 1: I'm sorry, sir. We have no forks.
TYBALT: A plague in your pants! What do you have?
SERVANT 1: Spoons.
TYBALT: Give me your biggest, meanest, sharpest spoon for I mean kill a sworn enemy.
SERVANT 1: Not if you don't say 'please', sir.
Read samples from amusing elementary school play "4th July: Independence Day".
From "The Lost Eagles" educational play script
VARUS: (Showing picture of money bag going to Rome:)We’re going to collect taxes (Showing picture of person being whipped on the bottom:) and give you some good ol’ Roman law. (Chieftains all groan.)
VARUS: Ahh, but there is good news! We’ll build Roman baths, public toilets....
CHIEFTAIN #2: That looks fun. What’s it for?
Read samples from the funny play script for kids:
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.
From "The Real Pierre Pan" parody play script
EAGLE G. (Gangster rap music plays)
I ‘iz the well minty boy from Staines,
My rapping will blast out yor brainz,
I dance betta than Adam n the Antz,
But me gran tells me to change my pants.
PIERRE PAN: I’ve just had an idea. Let’s see if the teachers can do it! Scrub the decks, salute the captain, and climb the rigging. Wakey, wakey, teachers: it’s better than attending a staff meeting...
(If teachers get order right:)
(If teachers get the order wrong)
PIERRE PAN: Ooh la la, you not listening to the order. But, we forgive you.
From the script of "The Boston Tea Party"
TEA DRINKER 1: Ooh, what a lovely drink! It's incredibly popular in America you know. There are four main types of tea: white, green, oolong and black. We mainly drink green tea in the colonies. I just don't know what I'd do if I was deprived of my daily cup.
TEA DRINKER 2: Well, thankfully that's hardly likely to happen is it? In fact, I'd say that situation could never ever arise.
PROTESTER: Put that drink down immediately! It contains the seeds of slavery.
(Tea Drinker 1 and 2 examine tea cups.)
TEA DRINKER 2: No, it doesn't. It contains tea leaves.
PROTESTER: Well, yes. What I mean is that if you accept British tea, you're also accepting the King's authority to make laws over our land.
TEA DRINKER 2: (Lowering cup.) Really?
(Tea Drinker 1 continues to drink happily.)
From "The Back to the Past Guide to Great Scientific Breakthroughs" children's play
NARRATOR: Previous designs for manned flight had involved a lot of flapping. (Two strangely dressed people holding wings enter stage, warm-up like athletes, flap furiously and jump from chair, one after the other and walk off sadly.) It didn’t really work.
From "The Christmas Miracle" kids Christmas play
MRS. MACINTOSH: Now let’s say grace. Hands together. (Curly sitting one side of Stan puts her hands flat against his.)
MRS. MACINTOSH: Your OWN hands.
From children's theatre comedy play "Cosmic Pets"
CAPTAIN THUNDERBOOTS: You’re a strange looking monkey.
JAY: That’s because I’m a boy!
From dramatic community and professional theatre script "Devil's Banker"
LEONARDS: I didn’t agree to the dying part!
DEVIL: People rarely do.
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