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Strawberries in Winter

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Strawberries in Winter

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Aleksander Chodzko

Jack Frost spins the tale of Poor Marouckla who is tormented by her mean stepmother and her horse-faced stepsister. Based on a folktale by Aleksander Chodzko.

 About 40 minutes

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


 17
1M | 4W | 12 Any Gender, plus Snow Dancers


Simple Set


 31 pages

Comedy Student Directors Young Audiences

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A secular tale perfect for holiday concerts.

Morozko has a Slavic winter tale for you. Who is Morozko, you ask? You may know him by his other name: Jack Frost.

Poor Marouckla is tormented by her mean stepmother and her horse-faced stepsister. They're determined to make Marouckla's life miserable. They send Marouckla up the mountain for fresh strawberries. But everyone knows strawberries don't grow in winter.

Based on The Twelve Months, a folktale by Aleksander Chodzko.

17 Characters
1M, 4W, 12 Any Gender, plus Snow Dancers
Morozko, [M] 63 lines
Jack Frost (Muh-ROZ-koh)
Zhar-Ptitsa [W] 53 lines
The Firebird (Zar-TEET-sa)
Stepmother [W] 105 lines
Does not treat her daughters equally
Helen [W] 123 lines
Favoured daughter of the Stepmother
Marouckla (Mah-RUKE-la) [W] 63 lines
Treated unfairly by her family. The hero of the tale.

The Twelve Months
January [A] 8 lines
February [A] 3 lines
March [A] 4 lines
April [A] 3 lines
May [A] 3 lines
June [A] 6 lines
July [A] 3 lines
August [A] 3 lines
September [A] 3 lines
October [A] 3 lines
November [A] 0 lines
December [A] 1 line

Prop List

Tambourine, Small drum, White ribbons, Green ribbon, Blue ribbon, Flowers, Red ribbon, Magic wand, Cloak

Production Photos

Multimedia

Alouette (p. 8)

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