Purchase Application:

$50.00 Royalty per Performance

$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)

Hansel & Gretel’s GREAT ESCAPE

Read the Play (minus the ending)

by Robert E. McCarthy
A Contemporary Tale with Classic Characters
5F / 5M / 19-22 Either Gender
Roles may be doubled/tripled for smaller cast size
Or played by a cast of 8 for touring
Approximate Playing Time: 1 hour

It’s the night before Hansel & Gretel start 5th grade and they are both dreading it. Mom insists Hansel stop playing video games, that Gretel quit texting and that they both get some sleep. That may have been the end of the story if a wolf hadn’t shown up and tapped at their window. Wolf, working with a wicked witch that loves to bake with her favorite secret ingredient - children - has been sent to capture Hansel & Gretel. Wolf convinces Hansel & Gretel that 5th grade is the worst grade ever! That kids stand in dirty cages all day, fix lunch for their teachers?and there’s NO RECESS! So Hansel & Gretel make their great escape only to be tricked by the Wolf, saved by Three Pigs, captured by Gingerbread Men, and resaved several times over by a group of motley characters that kind of resemble the ones you read about in classic tales, but then again, kind of don’t. Played on a bare stage using props to create such fantastical places as a dark chasm, up in the clouds, a magical castle and the ocean blue, Hansel & Gretel’s GREAT ESCAPE is perfect theatre for youth, summer camp and touring to elementary schools. $10 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $50 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$50.00 Royalty per Performance
$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees