The Butterfly Queen by Christian Kiley - Theatrefolk

The Butterfly Queen
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The Butterfly Queen

by Christian Kiley

A touching ensemble piece where sacrifice is as simple as a pair of wings.

Average Producer Rating:

 About 25 minutes

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


 19
3 M | 4 W | 12 Any Gender


Simple set


 19 pages

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One teacher protects her class from danger. One bystander helps someone timid overcome a fear. One stranger saves another from a burning building.

We all have the capacity to put others before ourselves regardless of the consequences. That is the theme of The Butterfly Queen.

A touching ensemble piece where sacrifice is as simple as a pair of wings.


Awards and Accolades

  • Medomak Valley High School - Class A Runner-up 2018 Maine Drama Festival, 2 students named to All Star Festival Cast, special commendation for lighting

Characters

 19
3 Men, 4 Women, 12 Any Gender

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Teacher (Miss Victoria) [W]
29 lines
A brave and selfless teacher. Her lessons reverberate through the lives of her students.
Greg [M]
21 lines
An inquisitive student. Sometimes disruptive, but never boring.
Madison [W]
1 line
A girl in Miss Victoria’s class.
Donna [W]
1 line
Another girl in Miss Victoria’s class.
Wasp [M]
19 lines
The ever-present antagonist. A threat to caterpillars everywhere.

Students 1-17: Miss Victoria’s Students. They help those around them however they can.


Student #1 [A]
2 lines
Student #2 [A]
1 line
Student #3 [A]
1 line
Student #4 [A]
2 lines
Student #5 [A]
7 lines
Student #6 [A]
1 line
Student #7 [A]
11 lines
Student #8 [A]
21 lines
Student #9 [A]
1 line
Student #10 [A]
1 line
Student #11 [A]
1 line
Student #12 [A]
1 line
Student #13 [A]
1 line
Student #14 [A]
1 line
Student #15 [A]
1 line
Student #16 [A]
1 line
Student #17 [A]
1 line
Pedestrian [A]
3 lines
Get away from him! He’s walking here!
Dad [A]
7 lines
Caught up in an argument.
Mom [A]
7 lines
Just wants the argument to stop.
Child [A]
0 lines
Caught between the two parents.
Kid [A]
5 lines
Just a regular kid. Doesn’t want trouble.
Sidekick 1 & 2 [A]
1, 1 lines
Repeats the bully’s sentences for dramatic effect.

Persons 1-3: Caught in, or witness to a burning building. Caught a glimpse of a person with… wings?


Person 1 [A]
7 lines
Person 2 [A]
4 lines
Person 3 [A]
5 lines
Timid [A]
11 lines
Has trouble crossing the street.
Worker [A]
4 lines
Tries their best, despite criticism.

Criticals 1-8:If they can’t say anything nice, why say anything at all?


Critical 1 [A]
2 lines
Critical 2 [A]
1 line
Critical 3 [A]
1 line
Critical 4 [A]
1 line
Critical 5 [A]
1 line
Critical 6 [A]
2 lines
Critical 7 [A]
1 line
Critical 8 [A]
2 lines
Jumper [A]
8 lines
A desperate person, at the brink of the abyss.
Onlookers
No lines. Played by ensemble.


Prop List

pile of sweatshirts (one for each student), prop weapon (optional)


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The Butterfly Queen
by Christian Kiley

 About 25 minutes

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


 19
3 M | 4 W | 12 Any Gender


Simple set


 19 pages

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