THE ROBBER BARON AND THE BAKER THIEF – TEEN ADVENTURE PLAY
The Robber Baron and the Baker Thief follows the story of young Hans, the son of a Baker and Maria, the daughter of a miller. Hans and Maria are in love with each other but are afraid to tell the other how they feel. Hans also has a secret; he travels the countryside as the notorious highwayman known as Black Jack. A chance encounter in the forest where Hans as Black Jack rescues Maria from a band of robbers exposes his secret to the black-hearted villain Baron Blackheart who falls for Maria’s beauty and decides to make her his bride. At this point the play follows a series of events as the Baron plots to win the hand of Maria and rid himself of Black Jack once and for all…
See the promo video of the 2016 production by Ferny Grove school, Australia.
Author: David Schmidt
Genre: Teen adventure romance
Type: Two act play
Cast: 19 5F, 8F and the rest either gender.
Ages of the actors: Suitable for teens
Suitable for: The whole family
Length: 90 minutes
Set: The sets for this show can also be as simple or as elaborate as you want. Descriptions for each set can be found in the script. When first performed trees for the forest were made out of cardboard and a single banquet table was used for the baker shop, the bar at Joe’s Forest hideaway and the barons castle. Smaller tables were used for Joe’s forest hideaway and the kitchen table in Maria’s home. This made for easy scene changes
Level of Difficulty: 6/10 a fun and easy teen play ideal for drama camp
Cost is $6 for this drama camp workshopped play
© September 2014 David Schmidt and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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