The Princess of Slapping

Playwright Summary

A princess, known for her bad temper resulting from the teasing of others who thought her ugly, is kidnapped by a neighboring kingdom. A brave pig boy comes to her rescue, helping her discover her own strength, bravery, and inner light.

Suitable for all ages.

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Comments:

"This certainly is meant by the author to be a full length comedy, and 5 pages isn't enough to reveal what obviously will be a charming and delightful production. Giggled a lot in the bit shown here...and the continuation of integrating physical comedy, while difficult to do, will assure a spectacular final product!"

"Not my cup of tea, but I also think that it would be more interesting to watch rather then to read. I also think it had a lot of exposition that didn't really need to be there and getting to the conflict/meat of the story could be faster if you cut out stuff about pastries, unless that comes into play later in the story. Just feels pointless here."

""I'll mash you like a grape"; now that will make one whine! I love the pun on wine. Try for more wordplay to add to the humor. Besides a teacup, what might be a more clever vessel in which to send home one's remains?"

"Depending on where this goes, this could end up being a powerful and positive message regarding the need to fulfill a ‘look’."

"I'm not a huge fan of slapstick humor which seems to be the premise of this script. For those who do like it, though, this is probably a good start. The question is - is it for adults, children, or both? So far, the physical humor seems to suggest kids, as well as the character list, but the dialogue steers toward adults."

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