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Emperor's Hot New Duds!, The

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Emperor's Hot New Duds!, The One-Acts 45

By: R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 4 M, 8 F, 13 flexible
Performance Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 61 pgs

Emperor's Hot New Duds!, The

FARCE. Inspired by “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen. After taking all the townfolks’ money, and even the shirts off their backs, the mayor (aka “The Emperor”) of Cactus Patch needs yet another set of fancy duds. Two rodeo entertainers claim they can make the Emperor and Empress new clothes in just one night. When the “tailors” present the new “clothes” to the Emperor and Empress, they claim the fabric is invisible to anyone who is stupid. The Emperor and Empress pretend that they can see the clothing and proudly don their new “duds.” When the townsfolk see the Emperor parading down the street in his undershorts and the Empress in her slip, they are shocked but go along. After all, they don’t want to look stupid!

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Please remember it is necessary to purchase one script for each cast member and one royalty for each performance.

Scripts: $7.95 each
Royalty: $60.00/performance
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $352.00  (31 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)

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R. Eugene Jackson During his career of teaching drama on the university level, R. Eugene Jackson has written more than 100 plays and musicals (books and lyrics), and has close to 80 publications. Jackson lives and writes in Mobile, AL, and spends part of his time in New Orleans.

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