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“Sleeping Beauty’s Rude Awakening”

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Higgins, Frank (American playwright, writer, 1963-____), “Sleeping Beauty’s Rude Awakening,”

a 20-minute comedy in English set in a room in a castle, once upon a time.


© 2001, script/rights available from Frank Higgins, 12500 East 53rd Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64133, U.S.A., Fhwriter@aol.com, telephone (home) 816-353-4529, (work) 816-353-4529.  •  Cited by Frank Higgins via ftp, May 18, 2001; Higgins says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Sleeping Beauty (f), 19, lover of Prince Charming; Prince Charming (m), 25, lover of Sleeping Beauty.

  §  Synopsis “Prince Charming, torn to pieces from fighting his way through the briar patch, wakes Sleeping Beauty with a kiss. She wakes and they fall in love at first sight; however, she learns that her Prince Charming is less than what she thinks, and he learns that the princess, having slept for a hundred years, is maybe not the ideal match for him, either. When he faints from his wounds, she must decide whether to patch him up and wake him with a kiss or to move on.

  §  Comment “One set. Costumes for a princess and prince.”

  § Themes courtship, love, marriage, theatre.

See also Frank Higgins’
  • Cheating Death,” a 15-minute comedy in English set in a married couple’s bedroom, 3:00 a.m., 2000, 1m2f
  • Fat Lucy,” a 25-minute comedy in English set in a trailer at a carnival sideshow, 11:00 a.m., 1997, 2m1f
  • Koko’s Achilles Heel,” a 20-minute comedy in English set in a primate house, summer, 1997, 1m2f
  • Playing Othello,” a 25-minute drama in English set in a theater dressing room, 10:30 p.m. on a performance night, 1996, 1m1f (m is black, f is white)


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