GINGERBREAD GIRL

by D. M. Larson



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A woman, MRS. BAKER, goes to the river and looks around. There is some, GEORGE, hiding behind a tree DR (down right).  The river is DOWN off the edge of the stage.  Before the start of the play, you can have the audience practice being a river by waving your arms.  If you have a large cast of actors, then you can have them play the river in front of the audience.

BAKER

George?   Are you here?

George is behind a tree.  He is in shadow and can hardly be seen.

GEORGE

No, go away.

BAKER

What's wrong?

GEORGE

Nothing.

George cries loudly.

BAKER

(to audience)

It looks like he needs some cheering up.  And I know his favorite thing.  Gingerbread cookies!

Mrs. Baker goes to the local village store with her shopping list.   The store can be as simple as a lemon-aid stand.  People are lined up.  MRS. VENDI is selling stuff.

GUY

I need 1 milk, 2 butters, 3 crackers, 4 apples and 5 gumdrops.

VENDI

Do you want the regular gumdrops or magic ones?

GUY

Regular please.

VENDI

Here is your food.

GUY

Thanks!

He sticks his head in the bag and starts eating happily and leaves.  GAL walks up.

GAL

I need 5 hot dogs, 4 nut logs, 3 candy hogs, 2 pairs of togs and 1 gumdrop.

VENDI

Regular gumdrops or magic ones?

GAL

Regular.

VENDI

Here you go.

GAL walks off with her bag shaking and her making animal sounds.

GAL

Bark, oink, bark, oink.

MRS. BAKER has her turn.

VENDI

How can I help you?

BAKER

I need the following ingredients.  2/3 cup shortening, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, a quarter teaspoon of cloves, 2 teaspoons ground ginger...

VENDI

Wait a minute! 

BAKER

What's wrong?

VENDI

You're not making a Gingerbread Man again are you?

BAKER

Nope.

VENDI looks at BAKER suspiciously as she fills a bag with the ingredients.

BAKER (cont.)

A pinch of salt, three-quarter cup of molasses, 3 cups of flour, an egg...

VENDI tosses egg into bag.  BAKER looks annoyed but continues.

BAKER (CONT.)

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and...

VENDI

Yes?

BAKER

Gumdrops.

VENDI

Regular or magic?

VENDI looks at BAKER critically.  BAKER pauses dramatically and says...

BAKER

Magic!

VENDI

You are making a Gingerbread Man!  Do you remember the last Gingerbread Man you made?  He nearly destroyed our village!


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