Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in , |

When two poor sisters use what little money they have to save a strange goose from the butcher, the animal is so grateful it produces them piles of gold coins. But when their greedy neighbors want the treasure for themselves, they discover this goose isn’t so easily cooked. From a blood thirsty fowl with golden stool to a careless prince who gets it in the end, soon everyone in this wacky commedia-style fairy tale is feeling the pinch. With a large cast, majority female roles, lots of physical comedy and room for improvisation, Goosed is a fairy tale in the style of classic Italian slapstick comedy that’s a literal butt-load of fun for all ages to watch and perform. Kindness is as good as gold in this modern adaptation of the Italian fairy tale The Goose from Giambattista Basile’s The Tale of Tales (Il Pentamerone, Lo cunto de li cunti)

  • Comedy / Fantasy
  • One Act
  • 25-35 minutes
  • 6 Female 1 Male 5 Any
  • Cast size: 11-unlimited

This play is available for productions but unpublished. Members of the New Play Exchange can read it in its entirety for free here. Everyone else, please email me directly for a perusal copy.


  • Flexible/simple staging
  • Large cast with majority female roles and an ensemble that can increase or decrease based on your casting needs.
  • Opportunities for physical comedy, improvisation and puppets.
  • School friendly version with tamer content available.
  • Great length for drama competitions and classroom study.