The Three Little Pigs

By Race Sunnie Bunnie ands Linda A. Copp

A beloved play for children to perform

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Characters: Farmer Brown, Hayseed Pig, Mason Pig, Woody Pig
Props: pile of straw, straw house, stick house, brick house

Scene I
props: pile of straw

Meadow
(Enter the Farmer from right side of stage)

FARMER: (looking around) Where are those three silly pigs? I told them to meet me here. I can't wait all day for them!
3 PIGS (Enter from left side of stage 3 pigs prancing and laughing)
FARMER: (Looking at them) There you are! Stop that skipping about and listen up!
(pigs stop dancing)
FARMER: It is time for you all to to build yourselves a new home. I am too busy to do it myself. So, you will have to do the work yourself!
HAYSEED:

Ugh! I hate work. I would rather play.

WOODY:

Me too! Work is no fun under the sun!

MASON:

(Mason pig moves closer to Farmer) Farmer Brown, where do we begin?

FARMER:

You begin by deciding where to build your house and then you decide what to build it with. I suggest you make it very strong to keep yourselves out of the rain and out of the wolf's sharp paws and big, hungry, belly.

MASON:

That is a good idea!

HAYSEED: I am not worried about weather or wolves. I want to go swimming today!
FARMER:

Suit yourselves, your old enough to start making your own decisions about things! You got to grow up sometime, everybody does!  I left my barn door open. You can use any of the tools inside. I've got to go. I've got a whole farm to run. Good luck boys! (exit farmer)

WOODY:

(turning to his brothers) I want to go swimming today too! What do you say Mason to some summer fun?

MASON:

Much as I would like to play, we have serious work to do. A new home is a tall order and that means we must get down to work. Swimming is not on my to do list, I 'm afraid.

HAYSEED:

Well you can go build your own house then, (pointing to pile of straw) I am going to make mine out of easy to find and easy to work with straw! That will be good enough for me!

MASON:

Easy, yes  but easy is not always the best way to do some things you know. Seems to me a house made of straw, just like a straw man is pretty easy to destroy too! Hayseed, it's just one very bad idea! It will be soggy and wet in the rain and if there is ever a fire you will be gone with the first puff of smoke.

HAYSEED:

Ahh! It will be fine and I'll be idling my time away, down by the stream before you can say, Suey! Suey!

MASON:

(shaking his head) Listen to me Hayseed, don't be foolish. Remember a stitch in time saves nine. So, a house built solid and strong will not fall down!

HAYSEED:

You are not the big boss of me!

WOODY:

(moving toward Mason) He's right Mason! You are not the big boss of us! And just because you don't mind working your life away, we do! (turning to Hayseed) But, unlike you Hayseed, I want my house to made out of wood.  I hate the smell of wet hay but I love working with hammers and saws and if I hurry I can still have part of the day to swim!

MASON:

All right are you sure you do not want to help me! We could build one big brick house all together to share.

WOODY:

Nah! I am going to start gathering up my wood! (exit Woody)

HAYSEED:

And I am off to the barn to get lots of hay for my beautiful new house! (exit Hayseed)

MASON: Well, that just leaves me! I am going to find Farmer Brown and ask him to give me some bricks to build my house! (exit Mason)

(Curtain closes)

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Scene II
props: straw house, stick house

 Meadow
Curtain Opens
scenery: (straw house on left side of stage and stick house is on right side of stage)
(Hayseed and Woody are on stage as the curtain opens)

HAYSEED: It was not half bad a day, Woody! We built our houses and still had time to swim!
WOODY: Too bad Mason couldn't make it but, he worked all day laying bricks. Can you imagine a house made of bricks? Even Farmer Brown doesn't have such a house!
HAYSEED: He is always over-doing everything, he is no fun at all!
WOODY:

I feel sorry for him Hayseed! He needs to lighten up!
(off stage there is a growling sound grrrrrrr!)

HAYSEED:

Did you hear that? We better get inside. The hairs on the back of my neck are standing straight up! Hurry Woody I got a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach that something wicked this way comes!

WOODY:

I feel it too! Bolt your door and hide under your covers!
(exit Woody and Hayseed behind their houses)  

WOLF: (Enter Wolf growling then stopping to sniff) Hmm, I smell sausages, baked ham and sweet tenderloin! Ah! Pork the other white meat and just within my grasp. Why! I believe it is just on the other side of this door on this silly straw house. Oh! Little Piggie let me in or come out and play with me.
HAYSEED:

No how! No way, Mr. Wolf! You don't want to play! you want me on a plate!

WOLF:

Aww! (sounding hurt) You misjudge me little pig! Why not come out here and have a look at me? My belly is quite full and I'm not a bit hungry. I just want to play. Just come have a look. Come on, my little friend!

HAYSEED:

The only game you want to play is the cat eats the mouse!

WOLF:

(sweetly) If you won't come then just let me in that is all I ask.

HAYSEED: I'll let you in when pigs fly!
WOLF: In that case then I'll huff and I'll puff and with a wind strong enough, I will blow your house in, prepare to die my sweet porky pie! (taking a deep breath and with a huff and a puff Wolf blows hard) PHEW! (the house blows down revealing Hayseed on the other side)
HAYSEED: Woody! (running to the stick house) Let me in! Let me in, Please! (Woody opens the door)
WOODY: Hayseed come in quick as a bunny! (both pigs vanish as door closes)
WOLF: HA, HA! Well, two pigs are better than one! Let me in little piglets!
HAYSEED: When Pigs Fly!
WOODY: Then I will huff and I will puff until I have a wind strong enough and I will blow your house in, prepare to die my little pork chops!
WOLF: (Wolf begins with a grr and a growl, takes a deep breath and blows hard) PHEW (the house still stands)
WOODY: Hooray! He didn't get in!
WOLF: GRR! I can do this and soon I will be eating baloney sandwiches, pork chops, and bacon to say nothing of sausages and tenderloin, enough for a number of days my little piggies! (wolf takes another big breath and blows hard) Phew and Suey too! (house falls down)
WOODY Come on Hayseed! Let's go to Mason's house on our tippy toes we must try as best we can to fly!
(EXIT both pigs with the wolf laughing as he follows them off stage

CURTAIN

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Scene III
Outside Brick House

Props: brick house
(Woody, Hayseed, Mason and Wolf)

Curtain opens (Mason is standing outside his house)

MASON: Well! I did a great job the cement between the bricks has finally hardened. It is air tight and wolf proof!
(Enter hayseed and Woody)
HAYSEED: Mason, hurry we need to get into your house before the wolf eats us!
WOODY: Yes and he is right behind us!
MASON: Quick boys follow me! (pigs all disappear inside the house)
WOLF: (Enter the wolf laughing and growling then stops dead in his tracks) Hey! What kind of a house is this? I might just need a jack hammer to get through these walls!
MASON: Go away Wolf! You are not wanted here! Besides you will never get through my walls, they are much stronger than straw or wood. We have plenty to eat and drink and can stay inside for weeks.
WOLF:

My little piglets it seems as if I am doomed. You can live happily inside there for a good long time. Maybe I should just go home and let you three be.

WOLF: (WOLF turning to audience lowers voice) Fat chance of that friends with a smorgasbord on the other side of those bricks just waiting for me!  I have seen a way in to their little brick fort. I will climb the roof and shimmy down the chimney. Ha, ha! I will have the last laugh and the last bite!  Goodbye little pigs! (wolf disappears behind house) Goodbye
MASON: (inside house Mason turns to Hayseed) He says goodbye but, I do not believe he has given up so easily.
HAYSEED:

Well, he has no choice Mason! How can he get in? The house you built is as strong as granite? You are the smartest pig ever!

WOODY:

Yes, thank goodness for you Mason! You worked hard while we played. Why even Farmer Brown does not have a house as strong as this. And look! you even built a chimney so you could cook inside!

MASON:

Chimney! That's it! Quick brothers light the fire!

WOLF:

(Wolf appears on the roof) Here comes Santa Claus not to bring presents but to take them away! Geronimo! (he slides down the chimney) Ow! Ow! I'm on fire! (up the chimney he jumps and then jumps down screaming and yowling heading for the woods)

MASON:

We are free he's gone! Come on outside boys! (pigs go outside as Farmer brown enters stage right)

FARMER: Hello boys! Thought I would come and see how you made out! Why this is a mighty fine house! I think it's even better than mine! Are all three of you living here?
MASON: Thank you Farmer Brown for the cement and the bricks to build our house and for the compliment too! Yes, we are going to live here together where we are all safe from huffy, puffy big bad wolves! Say Farmer Brown would you like to join us? We have just boiled water and are going to have some ears of corn on the cob! And we have a great story to tell you about our day!

FARMER:

Thanks boys but your story will have to wait! Been a long day and I got to get home. The Missus is waiting dinner for me!
ALL: Good bye Farmer Brown and good bye audience!

THE END

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