Trial of the Wicked Witch

Book By: Craig Sodaro
Play #: 8523
Pages: 57 pgs
Cast: 8 m, 12 w, 1 flex

The Wicked Witch has finally been caught and hauled into the Court of Once Upon a Time to stand trial. She's accused of casting a spell on Sleeping Beauty, attempting to poison Snow White, kidnapping Rapunzel, and trying to eat Hansel. Red Riding Hood heads up the prosecution with the Evil Stepmother of Cinderella fame serving as the defense attorney. The Three Little Pigs act as bailiffs, while Jack the Giant Killer is the guard. The judge? None other than the Fairy Godmother. The Wicked Witch's alleged victims are witnesses for the prosecution, along with the ever-popular Prince Charming. However, rigorous cross-examinations by the Evil Stepmother poke holes in many of their stories. Not to be outdone, Red has a field day tearing up the testimony of the witnesses for the defense who include the Gingerbread Man, Rumpelstiltskin, the ugly stepsisters, and the most dangerous of all, the Big Bad Wolf. The "Trial of the Wicked Witch" is a fresh, sassy take on the old folk tales, turning them on their heads. The best part is that the audience is the jury and gets to decide the outcome of the trial.

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CLAREMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
CLAREMONT, NH 4/13/2019
MILLARD NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
OMAHA, NE 3/1/2019
LITTLE THEATRE OFF BROADWAY 4 Performance(s)
GROVE CITY, OH 12/14/2018
YISD 3 Performance(s)
EL PASO, TX 12/10/2018
CENTENNIAL 3 Performance(s)
LINO LAKES, MN 11/29/2018
HARNETT CENTRAL HIGH 1 Performance(s)
ANGIER, NC 11/16/2018
FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 4 Performance(s)
ALEXANDRIA, VA 11/15/2018
DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
WARREN, AR 11/12/2018
WARREN SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 Performance(s)
WARREN, AR 11/12/2018
BREMEN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BREMEN, IN 11/10/2018
HAYFIELD COMM. SCHOOLS 2 Performance(s)
HAYFIELD, MN 11/3/2018
TUSLAW LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 Performance(s)
MASSILLON, OH 11/2/2018
HAYWARD HIGH SCHOOL 5 Performance(s)
HAYWARD, WI 11/1/2018
BONNY EAGLE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BUXTON, ME 10/25/2018
BUCKEYE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
NEW WASHINGTON, OH 10/15/2018
CONGRESS DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
KANSAS CITY, MO 9/15/2018
MEDINA VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CASTROVILLE, TX 5/10/2018
CHRISTCHURCH GIRLS HIGH SCHOO 1 Performance(s)
CHRISTCHURCH, NZ 4/27/2018
NEWMARKET JR SR HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
NEWMARKET, NH 4/13/2018
BUTLER MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LOWELL, MA 3/15/2018
AUSTIN MAIN OFFICE 4 Performance(s)
GALVESTON, TX 11/15/2017
ASHEVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ASHEVILLE, NC 11/15/2017
PINNACLE VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LITTLE ROCK, AR 11/14/2017
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BAKERSFIELD, CA 11/2/2017
WILLITS COMMUNITY THEATER 4 Performance(s)
WILLITS, CA 7/28/2017
BUTLER MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LOWELL, MA 6/9/2017
MORGAN ISD 1 Performance(s)
MORGAN, TX 5/13/2017
SUWANNEE MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
LIVE OAK, FL 5/11/2017
LEETON R-X PUBLIC SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LEETON , MO 5/5/2017
LAKENHEATH MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
APO, AE 4/28/2017
WASHBURN RURAL MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
TOPICA, KS 4/28/2017
FORKS HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
FORKS, WA 4/28/2017
DRYDEN HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DRYDEN, MI 4/22/2017
KELVIN GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LOCKPORT, IL 4/15/2017
CHANNAHON JR HIGH DRAMA 2 Performance(s)
CHANNAHON, IL 4/7/2017
COBALT INSTITUTE 4 Performance(s)
VICTORVILLE, CA 4/6/2017
SOUTH DECATUR JR.SR. HIGH SCH 3 Performance(s)
GREENSBURG, IN 4/6/2017
CENTER HIGH SCHOOL 6 Performance(s)
ROSEVILLE, CA 3/31/2017
NORTH WOODS COMMUNITY ED 2 Performance(s)
VIRGINIA, MN 3/31/2017
COMMUNITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LEXINGTON, KY 3/23/2017
WAUTOMA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 Performance(s)
WAUTOMA, WI 3/11/2017
LMS MASQUE 3 Performance(s)
BATTLE CREEK, MI 3/10/2017
ANTHONY MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CYPRESS, TX 3/9/2017
WEST YORK AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
YORK, PA 2/24/2017
VALLEY OAKS CHARTER SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BAKERSFIELD, CA 2/21/2017
CONCORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ELKHART, IN 2/15/2017
TALLMADGE MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
TALLMADGE, OH 2/9/2017
PALOMBI MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LAKE VILLA, IL 12/9/2016
SPRING-FORD MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ROYERSFORD, PA 12/9/2016
WASHINGTON TWP MIDDLE HS 1 Performance(s)
VALPARAISO, IN 12/3/2016
LAKELANDS PARK MS 3 Performance(s)
GAITHERSBURG, MD 12/1/2016
BUCKLIN DRAMA CLUB 1 Performance(s)
MARCELINE, MO 11/19/2016
EAST LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
DENVER, NC 11/15/2016
MARYSVILLE H.S. THEATER DEPT. 5 Performance(s)
MARYSVILLE, MI 11/15/2016
NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 2 Performance(s)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 11/12/2016
NEW HAMPTON COMM SCH DIST 2 Performance(s)
NEW HAMPTON, IA 11/11/2016
SANTEE SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Performance(s)
LA MESA, CA 11/10/2016
MARS HILL BIBLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
FLORENCE, AL 11/4/2016
CLIFTON RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MACON, GA 10/27/2016
PLANTERSVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
PLANTERSVILLE, MS 10/15/2016
WASHBURN HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH T 2 Performance(s)
WASHBURN, ND 10/9/2016
BELGREEN HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
RUSSELLVILLE, AL 10/3/2016
MINOOKA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MINOOKA, IL 3/23/2016
FARMINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
CORINTH, MS 2/11/2015

Behind The Scenes

CRAIG SODARO TALKS ABOUT

TRIAL OF THE WICKED WITCH:

 

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A: I’ve always loved taking well-known works and giving them a new twist. Particularly fun is turning fairy tale characters on their heads and updating their language and attitudes. A trial provides a nice frame for lots of characters.

 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A: I particularly like the interaction between the three little pigs. They each have a special quirk and that leads to a lot of funny bickering.

 

Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?

A: The character names are all familiar from childhood folk tales. However, their characterizations have come from kids I’ve had in school, people I’ve known, and some as complete reversals of their traditional character.

 

Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?

A: First and foremost I wanted to write a funny play that audiences will enjoy. Second, I wanted to write a large cast play with a wide range of parts that would fit a school drama class—large parts for the gung-ho theater kids and smaller parts for those just trying out the whole drama thing.