9 pages, approximately 20 minutes. Parts for 15+ actors. Ages 9-18.

When a beautiful princess is banished by her evil stepmother, she befriends seven dwarfs who try to keep her out of harm’s way.
This nine-page script stays true to the original Grimm’s Fairy Tale. It is perfect to perform as part of a festival of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, or to introduce actors to the concept of using scripts and memorizing lines.

Excerpt from the play:
Characters

Narrator One
Narrator Two
Queen
Snow White
Stepmother Queen
Mirror
Hunstman
Seven Dwarves
Prince
Servants (optional)

Narrator One: Once upon a time in the middle of winter when the broad feathers were falling all around, a queen sat stitching by a window with an ebony frame. While she was sewing, she looked out at the snow and pricked her finger with the needle. A drop of blood fell on the snow below.

Queen: Oh, if only I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood and as black as the wood of the window frame.

Narrator Two: Not long after that, she gave birth to a little girl who had skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood and hair as black as ebony, and she was called ‘Snow White.’ The queen died and the king soon married another wife who became queen.

Narrator One: This queen was very beautiful and also quite vain. She couldn’t bear the thought that anyone might be more beautiful than she. She owned a magic mirror and she would stand in front of it and ask…

Stepmother Queen: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all?

Narrator Two: The mirror would always answer…

Mirror: You, Oh queen are fairest of all.

Narrator One: This made the queen happy because she knew that the mirror always spoke the truth.

Narrator Two: Snow White was growing up, and each day she became more beautiful. One day, the queen went to her mirror once again.

Stepmother Queen: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all?

Mirror: You, queen, are fair and beautiful to see, but Snow White is far lovelier than thee.

Narrator One: When the queen heard these words, she began to tremble. Her heart grew cold like a stone and envy grew up like weeds within her.

Stepmother Queen: That child! I shall not rest until she has been dealt with.

Narrator Two: One day she summoned a huntsman.

Stepmother Queen: Take the child out into the forest. I do not want to set eyes on her ever again. Bring me her lungs and liver as proof that you have killed her.

Huntsman: Yes, your Highness.

Narrator One: The huntsmen obeyed and took the girl out into the forest, but just as he took out his hunting knife and was about to take aim at her innocent heart, she began to weep.

Snow White: Alas, dear huntsman, please have mercy. I promise to run into the woods and I’ll never come back again.

Huntsman: Oh, poor sweet child. Go on then. Run off.

Narrator Two: Snow White ran away as fast as she could.

Huntsmen: (To himself.) It’s no matter. The wild animals will devour you before long.

Narrator One: The huntsman was relieved to not have had to kill the girl. And just then a wild boar ran by. The huntsman killed it and removed the lungs and liver and brought them to the queen.

Stepmother Queen: Thank you . Have the cook boil them in brine. I’ll eat them for my dinner.

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