Jack's Adventures with the King's Girl

Book By: R Rex Stephenson
Play #: 1811
Pages: 32 pgs
Cast: Flexible cast from 10 - 24 actors.

This play opens when a woman who is collecting mountain folktales asks the Gentry family to tell her one. But they do better than that! They act out for her the story of "Jack and the King's Girl." When a Princess has a "witchin'" put on her, Jack decides to save her and collect the reward. It isn't an easy task, especially when he has to sleep over in a haunted house. Along the way he makes some friends who have special skills, however, and ultimately they help him meet every challenge the old witch throws at him. Of course Jack saves the Princess! The widely flexible cast members play a multitude of roles, from fantasy characters, to animals, to "inanimate" objects. Because of this, the play can be easily performed by a touring company or on the simplest of stages. A variety of sound effects, both musical and man-made, add emphasis and humor. A song book and study guide is also available to enhance your performance. This play is based on the traditional "Jack Tales" folklore of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stories that folks told each other as they did their chores. The majority of the material is drawn from the Virginia WPA folklore collection. Winner of the IUPUI National Youth Theatre Award for excellence in play writing in 1997. About 45 minutes.

 

Enhance your performances with "The Jack Tales Study Guide and Songbook "which includes many Appalachian folksongs as well as additional background information and games. Order #7360

Sample Now
Perusal Only
Delivery Method
All orders with downloads must be paid by credit card
Single Copy for Perusal Only - $6.95
Purusal copies are limited to one per customer.
Buy Now
Delivery Method
All orders with downloads must be paid by credit card
Production Script - $6.95 each
Must order at least one per performer.
Performances - $40.00
Performance Fees are required even if you do not charge admission.
Performance beginning date

Related Products:

Jack Tales Study Guide/Songbk - $19.95

Productions

NELSON ELEMENTARY 1 Performance(s)
FRESNO, CA 5/22/2015
THE PHOENIX THEATRE 3 Performance(s)
MARSHALL, IL 7/17/2014
CAMPUS HS 1 Performance(s)
WICHITA, KS 4/24/2014
NORTHWEST CABARRUS MIDDLE SCHO 2 Performance(s)
CONCORD, NC 1/11/2013
MENCHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA 12/12/2012
WEST FORK HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SHEFFIELD, IA 11/9/2012
FERRUM COLLEGE BRDT 3 Performance(s)
FERRUM, VA 5/15/2012
BLUE RIDGE DINNER THEATRE 18 Performance(s)
FERRUM, VA 9/15/2010
BLUE RIDGE DINNER THEATRE 15 Performance(s)
FERRUM, VA 6/1/2009
BLUE RIDGE DINNER THEATRE 8 Performance(s)
FERRUM, VA 6/1/2008
BLUE RIDGE DINNER THEATRE 6 Performance(s)
FERRUM, VA 10/1/2007

Behind The Scenes