by T. James Belich
|Length:||About 75 minutes|
|Total Cast:||23 (9 women, 4 men, 10 men or women) – Extras and doubling possible|
|Performance Rights:||Contact Eldridge Plays at firstname.lastname@example.org|
Princess Lizzy wants to be a knight. Bored with the usual duties of a princess, she dreams of fighting in tournaments, slaying dragons, and doing all the things that good knights do. For what Princess Lizzy desires above all else is to be special – one-of-a-kind, absolutely unique! And so on her sixteenth birthday she becomes a knight... and is crushed to learn that she is not the first, but actually the ninety-sixth. Still determined to be special, Lizzy resolves for her quest to do the impossible: go to the moon! She soon finds the magical Medallion of the Moon and thinks herself well on her way, but when she fires the storyteller in a fit of anger, he steals the medallion, becomes an all-powerful wizard, and takes over Lizzy's kingdom as the new villain! What begins as an ordinary fairytale takes Lizzy on a journey filled with danger and sacrifice where there is no promise of a "happily ever after."
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The Princess and the Moon was first performed by the Shade Tree Players in Bismarck, North Dakota, July 15-18, 2010. It was directed by Laura Rysavy.
The Princess and the Moon was also performed by the Hawkeye Community Theatre in Fort Dodge, Iowa, December 16-18, 2010. It was directed by Michael Shoopman.