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Dubois, Katherine (American playwright, 1958-____), “Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right,”

a 37-minute children's theatre farce in English, set in the bears' cave and the forest, once upon a time,

2m2f or 1m3f (depending on Baby Bear's gender),

© 1995 by Katherine Dubois Reed,  •  script/rights available from Katherine Dubois Reed, 3185 17th Street Boulder, Colorado 80304-2617, U.S.A, telephone (home/work) 303-447-2553, e-mail thereeds@pcisys.net.   •  Cited by Katherine Dubois Reed, via ftp, June 30, 1998; Dubois says,

 §  Dramatis Personae Goldilocks (f), a little girl; Baby Bear/Leonard (m or f), a fairy tale character/trapper; Mama Bear/Earl (f), a fairy tale character/trapper; Papa Bear/Marvin (m), a fairy tale character/trapper.

 §  Synopsis “Goldilocks is playing hooky from school, skipping through the forest. The Three Bears have just woken up from sleeping all winter. Mama Bear rearranges the furniture, Baby Bear does her chores, and then they discuss what to eat for breakfast. Papa Bear makes porridge, but of course it is too hot to eat; so in spite of the danger of hunters, they go for a walk in the forest. Leonard, Earl, and Marvin (played by the same actors who play the bears) are in the forest trying to capture a bear for the local zoo.  But despite some close calls, the bears manage to escape. Goldilocks has found the bears’ cave.  She enters, tries the porridge, tries the chairs, tries the beds. The bears return and threaten to eat her for breakfast. She apologizes and makes them more porridge.”

 §  Comment ________________.

 §  Themes breakfast, cave, children's theatre, fairy tale, forest, Goldilocks, hibernation, hooky, hunting, porridge, school, Three Bears, trap, walking, zoo.
 

See also Katherine Dubois’
  • “The Baby You Ordered,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, morning, 1999, 1m2f
  • “Comeuppance,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a kitchen, after supper, 2001, 2m1f
  • “The Con,” a 55-minute farce in English, set in an elegant room in a stately old mansion, morning, 2000, 2m2f
  • “The Condition,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a doctor's office, afternoon, 1999, 1m1f
  • “Dream Family,”a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, afternoon, 2000, 2m1f
  • “The Edge,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a high school corridor, morning, 1999, 2m2f
  • “Give and Take," a 10-minute drama in English set in the living room of a suburban home, morning, 1996, 2m1f
  • “God for a Day,” a 40-minute comedy in English, set on a bare stage, 2001, 1m1f
  • “Hale,”a 15-minute comedy in English, set on a stage, whenever, 1m1f
  • “Paradise,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set on a a tropical beach, 2002, 2f
  • “The Powder Room,” a 43-minute comedy in English, set in the ladies' powder room of a swank hotel, evening, 1998, 4f
  • “The Rain Bird,” a 27-minute drama-romance in English, set in a clearing in the woods, morning, 1992, 1m1f
  • “Sister’s Keeper,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a kitchen/breakfast room, morning, 2002, 2f
  • “The Star,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, U.S.A., evening, 1998, 1m2f

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