The Hornswoggle Jig • TYA

by Wendy Gourley

Part of the Noorda Theatre Youth Plays

Ingredients: (a) pirates (b) commedia dell’arte (c) a fight sequence (d) one large dance number. THE HORNSWOGGLE JIG was constructed by the playwright around these suggestions and what resulted is a zany evening of fun!

The Hornswoggle Jig is a pirate-themed commedia dell’arte romp complete with stock characters, lazzi, and sword play. The play is designed to create multiple significant roles for a large cast with many female or gender flexible roles. It contains three embedded stories within a frame story that could be rehearsed separately. Princess Columbine has been captured by pirates and has to lead them to her treasure or walk the plank. She chooses the latter, but as a final request tells the pirates tales of the dreaded Black Raven, a la Scheherazade, to stall for time for her rescue.

 


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST OF CHARACTERS 17: 4m, 5f, 8 either
    • MAGNIFICO/CRIMSON CUTLASS – M
      BRIG/CALICO – F or M
      HARLEY/BLACK RAVEN #3 – M
      ZANY/CRIMSON CUTLASS – F
      PRINCESS COLUMBINE – F
      GROMOLOT/ BUZZARD – F or M
      KING – M
      ADVISOR – F or M
      PEASANT (BLACK RAVEN #1) – F or M
      GUARD – M or F
      OLD WOMAN – F
      DUCHESS DUNGAREES – F
      CAPTAIN BLOODGUT – M or F
      ISABELLA – F
      FLAVIO – M
      JELLYBONES – F or M
      BLACK RAVEN #2 – F or M
  • Costumes: Piratical (plus a few animals)
  • Setting: On Board the Pirate ship, Tarantella (can be suggested or elaborate)
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PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains half of the script of the play is available, (it also has an extensive Author’s Note.): Hornswoggle Jig, The PERUSAL
  • Contained in the anthology: NOORDA THEATRE YOUTH PLAYS: Five Age-Appropriate Scripts for Young Actors • Order #5019 $15.95

PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

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  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3286a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3286d : $60



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3286e : $50




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PRODUCTIONS

  • Premiered by The Noorda Theatre for Children and Youth in 2014

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

THE HORNSWOGGLE JIG
A Piratical Good Time for Young Actors

by
Wendy Gourley

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
THE HORNSWOGGLE JIG is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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