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
1 M | 4 W | 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.

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