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Strawberries in Winter

Strawberries in Winter

adapted by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt from Aleksander Chodzko

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.

Comedy Holiday Student Directors Young Audiences

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Recommended for High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools

About 40 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
17 Characters
1 M | 4 F | 12 Any Gender, plus Snow Dancers
Simple Set
31 pages
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Praise for Strawberries in Winter

Emily Steelman
Eminence R-I High School
If you have a combination of older actors and younger actors, this play would work great for you.
Kiersten Whitehead
Friends Community School
I really liked the script and my kids were really excited to perform it. They really enjoyed the story within the story and the creative aspects. As we worked on the show, more ideas came to light about how to present the show. It was a big success and the audience enjoyed it.

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