Gobble, Gobble, Good (a short Thanksgiving play for 4 actors)

“Gobble, Gobble, Good”

A Thanksgiving play by D. M. Larson


Cast of Characters:

ZOEY - the turkey thief

VICTORIA - mad older sister of Zoey

GRACE - nicer sister of Zoey

LILY - neighbor

[*This play is written for 4 female actors but can be performed by males or females. If you would like a version of the script with different names and genders, please email [email protected]]


(Sneaky music plays. ZOEY sneaks onto stage with a large covered tray - possibly aluminum foil covering something turkey shaped. She has cooking hotpads on her hands. She sneaks across the stage to the music. When she reaches the other end of the stage, VICTORIA appears and looks angry)


VICTORIA
What are you doing with our turkey?!


ZOEY
Eeep!


(ZOEY runs off stage in another direction)


VICTORIA
Come back here!


(VICTORIA runs after ZOEY. Music can become something dramatic for a chase scene like Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee. VICTORIA is tired and out of breath and stops. ZOEY has gotten away. GRACE enters and goes up to VICTORIA)


GRACE
Are you okay?


(VICTORIA speaks but is still out of breath)


VICTORIA
No… Zoey… turkey…


GRACE
I thought Zoey didn’t like eating turkey?


VICTORIA
She doesn’t. And she took the turkey!


GRACE
What?


VICTORIA
Gone. All that wonderful turkey gone. “gone, all gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey Hash! Turkey a la King! Or gallons of turkey soup! Gone, ALL GONE!”


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