Hi everyone!!! I was doing a school project about forms of fiction and we had to write two skits about a story. One skit had to be the original story, and the second one had to show the characters breaking out of their stereotypes (like the princess won’t be all nice). I chose a story called “Brother and Sister”. I thought it was very interesting. I hope you enjoy my skits!!!:)
Brother And Sister Story Play
NARRATOR: Two children are abused horribly by their stepmother (who if fact, is a wicked witch).
STEPDAUGHTER: We must run away before we starve to death and be abused again by our wicked mother!
STEPSON: Well let’s go! Only pack a few of your things
NARRATOR: The two children pack up only a few things and ran away into the woods. They fell asleep by a tree. What they didn’t know is that the witch overheard and followed them quietly. They came across a river. The children were famished and the little boy was thirsty. They came across a river. The witch was still creeping behind.
WITCH: (murmurs spell) Whoever drinks shall be a tiger.
STEPSON: (bends on knees) Finally, a beautiful stream! I can drink!
STEPDAUGHTER: (cups hand around ear) Did you hear that, dear bother? You will become a tiger if you drink from that stream! You’ll eat me!
STEPSON: (sighs and stands up) Very well then. I shall drink from the next stream we see.
NARRATOR: The two children continued to walk and the witch continued to followed. Another stream caught the attention of the thirsty boy.
STEPSON: (Grins and bends down) Now, I will drink!
WITCH: Another chance! (murmurs spell) Whoever drinks, shall become a wolf.
STEPDAUGHTER: Brother, did you hear the hushed voice this time? You’ll become a wolf if you drink from that stream and eat me! Oh please dear brother, I beg you not to drink and wait for the next stream.
STEPSON: (says with patience) Fine! But, sister, I’m afraid that I’ll have to drink at the very next stream. My thirst is really great.
NARRATOR: So the two continued, and so did the witch. They came across a stream and the stepson, dying of thirst, became happy.
WITCH: (murmurs spell) Whoever drinks shall become a deer.
STEPDAUGHTER: Brother! Wait!
NARRATOR: However, it was too late. The brother had already taken a sip of the stream and turned into a deer. The two cried and cried. The stepdaughter made a promise to never leave her deer/brother. The stepdaughter moved on with her brother right by her side. They walked deeper and deeper into the woods until they found a small vacant house. They decided to live there. The stepdaughter made everything work, and soon, things became a routine. It was a wonderful life.
STEPSON: Oh sister! Please allow me to go join the hunt! Please!
NARRATOR: It took a lot of persuasion, but the stepdaughter agreed.
STEPDAUGHTER: But brother, I will have to lock my door to keep the huntsmen out. When you return home, call out “My little sister, let me in!” so I will know it is you.
NARRATOR: The brother agreed and rushed out the door. The little sister continued with her chores. When the king and his huntsmen saw the deer (who was the stepson) they were
dazzled. They desired to catch it, but the deer was simply too quick. The deer rushed back to the small house, said the code, and was once again safe. The next day, the brother went out again. At night, he found himself surrounded by huntsmen. One of them had wounded the deer’s feet. The deer slowly got away, but one of the huntsmen saw the little house that the deer would say his code and enter. The huntsman repeated the code and the stepdaughter opened the door. However she quickly closed is before the man came in. The huntsman told the king what he saw, and the king agreed to continue the hunt for another day. Shortly after the huntsman came, the deer came in the house. The sister was terrified about his wound, but cured it. The next day, the deer felt better and persuaded his sister to let him go outside again. The sister agreed. The king had no intention to hurt the deer, but he wanted to see where the little house was. He commanded his huntsmen to show him where it was, after they followed the deer all day. The huntsmen had found the little house and the king knocked on the door and said the password. The stepdaughter was slightly scared, but the king had a kind look on his face. The king had never seen such a beautiful girl.
KING: Fair maiden, will you take my hand in marriage and come live with me in my castle?
STEPDAUGHTER: Yes, but I will have to take my little deer with me. I will not desert him for anything.
KING: He shall come with you and will be treated kindly.
NARRATOR: The king and the stepdaughter were married. The stepdaughter was now queen. Her brother was very pleased with his lifestyle. Everything was peaceful and mellow.
News spread, and soon, the wicked stepmother had heard about the wonderful lives oh her stepchildren and became enraged. She thought they had been killed already. Her own, true daughter was also a little jealous.
TRUE DAUGHTER: I should be queen! Not her!
WITCH: Oh relax! When the time has come, things shall change, and you, my daughter, will be the queen.
NARRATOR: The queen had been blessed with a little boy. The witch disguised herself as a maid and drew the reckless queen a bath.
WITCH: Come on now, before your bath gets cold.
NARRATOR: The queen followed the witch and was placed in an extremely hot bath. The witch locked the door and soon, the queen died of suffocation. The witch then disguised her own daughter as the queen, but had a problem because the daughter only had one eye. The daughter just lied on the bed in a certain position to cover her missing eye. When the king came home from a hunt, he was told he couldn’t see the queen because she was is pain. He did not know someone else was lying on the bed. That night, the nurse was watching the baby in the cradle. All of a sudden, the true queen opened the door, rocked her baby, tucked him in, stroked the deer, and went back out the door in silence. The nurse had conversed with other guards, but they did not see anyone enter the palace. The nurse kept the queen’s visit to herself. The queen came in many more times, but was always silent. One day, she walked in and said…
QUEEN: “How is my child? How is my deer? I shall come two more times, then never again.”
NARRATOR: The next day, the nurse told the king everything. The king decided to spend the night to see it for himself. Sure enough, the queen walked in at night and said…
QUEEN: “How is my child? How is my deer? I shall come one more time, then never again.”
NARRATOR: The king did not speak to her. He, again, spent the night with the baby and deer. The queen walked in.
QUEEN: “How is my child? How is my deer? I shall come this one time, then never again.”
KING: (jumps up from out of chair towards QUEEN) You have to be my beloved wife!
QUEEN: (turns to king) Yes, I am.
NARRATOR: At that moment, the queen was turned into a human again. She told the king about the witch’s and the witch’s daughter’s plot to kill her. The witch’s daughter was thrown into the woods and eaten by wild animals. The witch was thrown into a fire and burned to death. When the witch was turned into ashes, the stepson had turned back into a human. And the brother, sister, king, and child, lived happily ever after.
NARRATOR: Two kids are being tortured by a wicked evil woman, who is their stepmom. They cannot stand more abuse and have decided to run away.
STEPDAUGHTER: Brother, even though I resent you with all my heart, I don’t want you to perish. Therefore, you will come with me to run away from this dungeon, if you want.
STEPSON: Running away is better than living here with the “wicked witch of our lives”
So pack a few things, and let’s leave. But where do we go?
STEPDAUGHTER: Let’s go to the police station and report this evil mother.
STEPSON: Good idea for the dumbest person in the world!
STEPDAUGHTER: Oh shut up! Just be happy that I decided to take YOU with ME! Imagine if my friends saw me! Oh no! I would just die of embarrassment!
STEPSON: I think you have it all wrong! Let’s just go before someone has to turn me into the police for killing you!
NARRATOR: The stepmother had heard everything. She thought that her stepchildren were demons (because of the stepdaughter’s attitude) and deserved to be punished. However, once in a while she treated her stepchildren with a lot of respect and gave them a whole feast to eat.
STEPMOTHER: Oh those spoiled brats! I try to give them the best, even though they are demons, yet they decided to run away? Oh no, this can’t happen! I’ll follow them!
I’ll bring a poisonous chocolate bar too, so the male demon will die and the spoiled girl will eventually die. She’s so stupid she forgot that I have her cell phone. She die within 10 minutes!
NARRATOR: The children had left and the stepmother had slowly followed behind. They walked for two miles and the children had gotten hungry. The witch threw the candy bar on the ground.
STEPSON: It’s a gift from the sky!!! Let’s eat it!
NARRATOR: The boy ate the whole candy bar in one bite. He swallowed it with pleasure.
STEPSON: Sister! Help me! (gets down on knees, then dies)
STEPDAUGHTER: Wake up! Wake up! Oh no he’s dead!!!!
STEPMOTHER: He’s not the only one that’s going to die…
STEPDAUGHTER: Oh no! (runs away terrified of stepmother)
STEPMOTHER: Wait! If you go on you will be killed by the huntsmen!
NARRATOR: The stepmother cried out to try to stop her stepdaughter, but it was too late. The stepdaughter had already ran into the woods. The stepmother sat and wept. There was nothing she could do to help her stepdaughter escape.
HUNTSMEN: (murmur) Who is that ugly, hideous, girl we see? We must take her to the king to inspect her to see if she is a witch!
STEPDAUGHTER: (hears huntsmen) I am not ugly! If anything you are the ugly ones here! I’m trying to save my own life! Don’t you see my abusive stepmother is following me?
HUNTSMEN: She must be mad! For no one is following her! She must be executed right away!
NARRATOR: So the huntsmen tied her up and hung her to a tree, despite her pleads. All the huntsmen left and soon, the stepdaughter died of starvation. The stepmother looked for her stepdaughter and finally found her.
STEPMOTHER: Is that MY stepdaughter? Now my own stepchildren are dead, and I’ve been the cause of their death! Oh, what have I done? I no longer deserve to live.
NARRATOR: She went and got a gun and committed suicide. Even though she was mean, a part of her heart was pure. And even though the stepdaughter was the absolutely meanest, ugliest, and disrespectful person on earth, she did not deserve to die, and neither that the stepbrother. They lived a rocky life while they were living, but they were now forever in peace in death.