Comedy/ 4-5+ males, 4-8+ females (8-25 performers possible)/ Full Length, 60 to 80 minutes (flexible)
It’s Christmas Eve — and the palace is in turmoil. The next day is not only Christmas, but the wedding day of the beautiful (but spoiled) Princess and the handsome (but dumb as a bag of rocks) Prince Valiant. The problem: the Princess doesn’t want to marry a stupid prince. Desperate to find a way out of the marriage, she disguises herself as a maid, and seeks the advice of Watt the Witch, who sends her on a quest to find three magical gifts that will allow her to escape her wedding.
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About the Playwright: Arthur M. Jolly was recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting in 2006 and works as a screenwriter and playwright in Los Angeles, represented by the Brant Rose Agency. His plays have won numerous awards, and been produced internationally. He was born in England, but also lived in Kenya, Madagascar and France until the age of 11, when his family moved to New York City. He attended Stuyvesant High School, where he cut his economics class to sit in on creative writing classes with Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt — then an unknown English teacher.
Arthur’s early career was in the film industry in New York, where for 12 years he worked every possible below-the-line job, from stuntman and special effects artist to food stylist and cockroach wrangler. (Not the same production.) He has over 150 film and television credits, but some of them are cockroach wrangling. These days he will only admit to being a writer. More at www.arthurjolly.com.
The Christmas Princess was firdt produced professionally at the Black Box Theatre (Los Angeles, CA) and the Promenade Playhouse (Santa Monica, CA).