HANSEL AND GRETEL

HANSEL AND GRETEL

A Play by Linnea Rose, Adapted by the work of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Scene opens with a young GIRL and BOY skipping on stage from off-stage UC. The two skip around each other then skip apart from one another. GIRL crosses DR, BOY crosses DL. The two stop and face each other. They spot a trail coming from at the same time and then look at each other.

BOY

(Eagerly) Let’s go!

GIRL

(Shaking head) We can’t.

BOY

Why not? Let’s go! (Takes a step towards GIRL)

GIRL

(Takes step towards BOY) We can’t.

BOY

Why not? Let’s go! (Takes a step towards GIRL)

GIRL

(Takes step towards BOY) We can’t.

BOY

Why not? Let’s go! (Takes a step towards GIRL)

GIRL

(Takes step towards BOY) We can’t.

BOY

Why not? Let’s go! (Takes a step towards GIRL)

GIRL

(Takes step towards BOY) We can’t.

BOY

Why not? Let’s go! (Takes a step towards GIRL)

GIRL

(Takes step towards BOY) We can’t.

BOY

Why not? Let’s go! (Takes a step towards GIRL)

GIRL

(Takes step towards BOY) We can’t.

BOY

Why not?

(Another cackle is heard off in the distance)

BOY

(More excited, intrigued) Let’s go! (Pulls GIRL’s arm towards UR, GIRL resists and pulls away towards UL)

GIRL

(Struggling) We can’t!

BOY

(More aggravated) Let’s go! Let’s go! (Pulls GIRL’s arm towards UR, GIRL resists and pulls away towards UL)

GIRL

(Struggling) We can’t!

BOY

(Still aggravated) Let’s go! Let’s go! (Pulls GIRL’s arm towards UR, GIRL resists and pulls away towards UL) Let’s go!

GIRL

We can’t!

(BOY stops pulling GIRL and they are now facing each other)

BOY

Why not?

(A WOMAN peeps her head around the corner of the curtain UL and creeps out. WOMAN takes the hand of both GIRL and BOY)

WOMAN

Let’s go!

(BOY and GIRL look at each other nervously)

BOTH

We can’t.

WOMAN

Why not?

BOY and GIRL look nervously towards the audience.

 

BLACK OUT

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