And Then, She Picks Up the Sword

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Well, the king is dead in the kingdom of Eastwood, and a kingdom needs a king, so it falls to Princess Wimberley to wed the obnoxious Prince Driftwood. Prince Driftwood seeks True Love, so he’s not on board with this plan either. Both the prince and the princess run away from their wedding, fleeing into the Forbidden Forest of Tez, dragging their reluctant attendants behind. In the woods, there’s a dragon who’s been turned into an old man and the boy he’s adopted, a vain artisan-witch and her annoyed henchman, a chorus of strange Dreamcreepers, and soon an outraged mother-of-the-bride, her son, and a female knight wrestling with complicated feelings for the princess. This comedy originally written for teens is both inspired by and blows up familiar tropes in Shakespeare’s romantic comedies.

12+ Actors


This was originally written for teen (middle school) actors, and it runs 75 minutes. There’s a two-act version for older actors.