Storied by Bradley Walton - Theatrefolk


Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools


by Bradley Walton

In a magical dimension, three teenagers are pulled into a conflict between Good and Bad Ideas from classic tales. Who is to blame for the bad idea?

 About 77 minutes
Act 1: 47 minutes, Act 2: 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

6 M | 9 W | 5 Any Gender, Doubling Possible

Unit Set

 70 pages

Comedy Drama Dramedy

“What if it’s impossible for us to go home because we don’t belong there anymore? For that matter, what if we were never real people to begin with and we’re really just fictional characters who think they’re real people?”

After being mysteriously transported to a magical dimension inhabited by characters from fictional stories, three teenagers are pulled into a conflict between Good Ideas from classic tales and Bad Ideas, which have proliferated with the rise of online publishing.

Over the course of their adventure, they encounter Alice and the White Rabbit from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Snow White’s formerly evil stepmother, the witch from Hansel and Gretel, Lady Macbeth, Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice, Santa Claus, and others.

In an exploration of the nature of stories, characters, and the responsibilities of creators to their creations, the trio begins to wonder… could they be characters in a story themselves?

20 Characters
6 M, 9 W, 5 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
TATUM [W] 311 lines
A teenage girl
BECKY [W] 344 lines
A teenage girl
KEVIN [M] 256 lines
A teenage boy
BIG METAL THING [A] 65 lines
A big thing made out of metal
JAVERT [M] 5 lines
A French policeman from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables
A young lady from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
A woman from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter
An old seafarer from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
WHITE RABBIT [A] 3 lines
The White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
BRITTANY [W] 77 lines
The witch from the Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel
COLLEEN [W] 50 lines
The evil queen from the Brothers Grimm’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
HAWKEYE [M] 25 lines
An American frontiersman from James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans
SANTA CLAUS [M] 10 lines
MRS. CLAUS [W] 8 lines
Santa’s wife
LADY MACBETH [W] 10 lines
From William Shakespeare’s Macbeth
ALICE [W] 16 lines
From Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
BIGFOOT [A] 3 lines
A hairy creature who inhabits the forests of the Pacific Northwest
SNIPER IN A TUTU [M] 14 lines

Prop List

Purse – TATUM, Cellphone – TATUM, Purse – BECKY, Cellphone – BECKY, Mirror – COLLEEN, Kentucky rifle – HAWKEYE, Pack of gum – MRS. CLAUS, Rifle with scope OR knife - SNIPER

Production Photos



The Talking Commode from the original production.

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