Purchase Application:

$30.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single Use Copyright Fee

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)
The Pinocchio Problem - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays

The Pinocchio Problem

Read the Play (minus the ending)

A One-Act Comedy for Teens and Young Adults

1M /2F

Approximate Playing Time:  30 minutes


Warning! These toys can talk! Yes, Annie Redwig, Jacques du Fleur, and Gerta Alpine have a lot to say about what it means to be human. Each of the toys – a Raggedy Ann doll, a Jack-in-the-Box, and a Swiss ballet dancer figurine – wants to be under some boy or girl’s Christmas tree. While they wait, they think about Pinocchio and how lucky he is to be a real boy. To satisfy their curiosity and to increase their awareness, the dolls enact experiments about “the human condition” with comic and unintended results. In the end, the toys understand the price one pays to be human. Provocative, The Pinocchio Problem will spark discussion about our human condition creating a work playable to both teen and adult audiences. Although set during the holidays, the universal question of what it means to be human makes this play a great choice any time of year and is easily staged, requiring only a few set pieces.  $20 Single-Use Copyright Fee plus $30 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$30.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single Use Copyright Fee