BUY SCRIPT(S) HERE
PAY ROYALTIES HERE
Seton Jr. High March 18, 2010 Production of
"The Trial of Harry Wolfe"
The Trial of Harry Wolfe
Every child knows the story of how Little Red Riding Hood, and her grandmother, Granny Riding Hood were eaten up by the wolf. And almost everyone feels deep sympathy for Granny and the child. But few people have made any real effort to understand why the wolf, Harry Wolfe, did what he did.
After Granny Riding Hood and Little Red Riding Hood were devoured by the Harry, a citizen’s arrest was effected by a wood-cutter who happened to be working in the vicinity. Once Harry Wolfe was safely entrusted to the custody of the sheriff, the wheels of justice began to turn, and Harry Wolfe was ultimately tried before a jury of his peers for the double homicide. This is the almost true account of that trial - almost!
This is the story of Harry Wolfe -- a guy who truly marches to a different drummer.
(Cast of 13. 1 Male, 5 Females, & 7 “Eithers.”)
Greta von Cistern (F) Channel 8 Anchor-ette
Mary Sunshine (F) Channel 8 star beat reporter-ette
Harry Wolfe (M) The Big Bad Wolf. The Defendant
Whilemena “Wiley” Foxx (F) Attorney for the Defendant.
Dorothy Doogood (F) Prosecutor
Protester #1 )
Protester #2 ) Three Animal Rights Protesters
Protester #3 )
Deputy A deputy sheriff / bailiff
Judge Una Uptight (F) The Trial Judge
Woodance “Woody” Woodcutter A wood cutter in the forest
Clerk The clerk of court
Foreman of the Jury A wolf acting as jury foreman
Eleven other jurors
Brief Excerpt from
"The Trial of Harry Wolfe"
Wiley. (Defense attorney) Now, you’ve heard the charges against you.
Harry. That I murdered the old lady and her grand daughter?
Wiley. That’s right?
Harry. I didn’t murder anybody.
Wiley. What did you do?
Harry. When lunch presented itself, I merely partook.
Wiley. Why did you eat both of them?
Harry. I was hungry.
Wiley. That was one big lunch!
Harry. Well, I didn’t want to have to box up the leftovers and send them to starving kids in China.
Wiley. “Starving kids in China?
Harry. Auntie told me, “don’t waste food!”
Wiley. As you ate your lunch, did you have any intention of harming anyone?
Harry. Certainly not!
Wiley. Not even a little?
Harry. It was the farthest thing from my mind.
Wiley. So, what exactly was your intent.
Harry. I just intended to relax and have a nice lunch -- just like I do everyday.
Wiley. Like you do everyday?
Harry. Sure. The day before I had rabbit. (After a pause, as if thinking) I think his name was Thumper. He was tasty, but not very filling.
Wiley. Thumper? Bambi’s friend?
Harry. You know Bambi?
Wiley. He’s a young stag. A deer.
Harry. Of course I know him. He’s one of my best friends. (A pregnant pause) I ate him two weeks ago.
Wiley. You ate Bambi?
Harry. Sure. Why not? He was a rung or two down on the food chain, wasn’t he?.
Dorothy. (The Prosecutor, interrupting) But, he was a children’s icon!
Harry. I wouldn’t know about that. He tasted like deer to me.
Dorothy. This is terrible! You’re a walking crime wave!
Wiley. Objection, your Honor. The prosecutor is attempting to prejudice my client in the eyes of the jury!
Judge. Sustained. Ms. Doogood, the defendant is doing an excellent job of prejudicing himself. He doesn’t need your assistance!
Don’s Other Plays
Free previews of all of Don’s plays are available at his web site: http://www.osheasplays.com/
Don’s plays with other publishers can also be previewed as well as purchased at their websites:
Big Dog Plays http://www.bigdogplays.com/
Brooklyn Publishers https://www.brookpub.com/
Norman Maine Plays http://www.normanmaineplays.com/
Drama Source http://www.dramasource.com/
- Just Published
- Full Length
- One Acts
High & Jr. High Plays
- It's a Wonderful Life
- Little Women
- I Wanted to Live
- The Eumenides
- On the Eve of Revolution
- When Lilacs Bloom Again in the Dooryard
- The Proud and Haughty Beauty
- The Revolting Cheerleaders' Hunger Drive
- Nellie's Prayer
- The Christmas Reindeer
- The Little Herald Angel
- The Belle of Cozen Creek
- Mornings After the Dream
- The Mistress of Memorabilia
- Jack and The Mistress of Memorabilia
- Is the Joint Haunted?
- Murphy's House
- The Trial of Harry Wolfe
- The Golfer's Widow
- The First Christmas Present
- Economics 101
- The Grand Excursion
- The Trial of Dante Garza
- Girl of the Golden West
- Christmas & Holidays
- Musicals/Plays with Music
- Authors' Bio Pages
- About Us/Submissions
- Contact Us