The Green Bird (full-length version) Based on the play by Carlo Gozzi by Hillary DePiano

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Productions (21)
Comedy
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90 - 120 minutes
6 W, 4 M, 3 Any (13-50 actors possible: 6-50 W, 4-50 M)
Set: Flexible staging

The king is lost, the queen is buried alive, the kingdom is in ruins, and all is bleak . . . but this is a comedy after all! When nobody else's worthy of the title of hero, it's up to twins Renzo and Barbarina to unravel the mystery of the Green Bird in time to save everyone from themselves. The wild, chaotic road to "happily ever after" is paved with curses, clowns, demons, enchanted fruit, and a talking statue who keeps losing control of the story he's narrating. This ain't your grandma's commedia dell'arte. (A short version of this play is also available.) Read More

Pricing Information

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Standard Edition $13.99
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Stage Manager Edition $24.99
Archival Video License $150

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Play Details

The king is lost, the queen is buried alive, the kingdom is in ruins, and all is bleak . . . but this is a comedy after all! When nobody else's worthy of the title of hero, it's up to twins Renzo and Barbarina to unravel the mystery of the Green Bird in time to save everyone from themselves. The wild, chaotic road to "happily ever after" is paved with curses, clowns, demons, enchanted fruit, and a talking statue who keeps losing control of the story he's narrating. This ain't your grandma's commedia dell'arte. (A short version of this play is also available.)

Note: The Green Bird returns to the world of The Love of Three Oranges, however The Green Bird is a standalone piece and doesn't require an audience to be familiar with The Love of Three Oranges.

  • Comedy
  • |
  • 90 - 120 minutes
  • 6 W, 4 M, 3 Any (13-50 actors possible: 6-50 W, 4-50 M)
  • Set: Flexible staging
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-046-0

Published Reviews

"Laugh-out-loud funny."

Chicago Reader

"A magical, wild fairy tale filled with royalty, clowns, demons, curses, mysteries, and a talking statue, who, as narrator, is comically losing control over the story [...] a colorful spectacle of humor, music, dance, and puppeteering."

The Ridgefield Press

Production History

APR 21, 2023 - APR 22, 2023
Sergeant Bluff Luton School Warrior Theatre
Sergeant Bluff, IA United States
Sergeant Bluff Luton School Warrior Theatre Sergeant Bluff, IA United States
FEB 23, 2023 - FEB 24, 2023
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC United States
Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC United States
FEB 22, 2023 - FEB 22, 2023
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC United States
Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC United States
FEB 17, 2023 - FEB 26, 2023
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC United States
Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC United States
NOV 11, 2022 - NOV 20, 2022
Florida International University
Miami, FL, FL United States
Florida International University Miami, FL, FL United States
MAY 06, 2022 - MAY 07, 2022
Mt Blue Theater Company
Farmington, ME United States
Mt Blue Theater Company Farmington, ME United States
NOV 15, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
Arcanum City Schools
Arcanum, OH United States
Arcanum City Schools Arcanum, OH United States
OCT 25, 2019 - NOV 02, 2019
Homestead HS
Cupertino, CA United States
Homestead HS Cupertino, CA United States
MAY 09, 2019 - MAY 12, 2019
Westridge School For Girls
Pasadena, CA United States
Westridge School For Girls Pasadena, CA United States
APR 05, 2019 - APR 06, 2019
Cedaredge High School
Cedaredge, CO United States
Cedaredge High School Cedaredge, CO United States
NOV 02, 2017 - NOV 05, 2017
McKendree University
Lebanon, IL United States
McKendree University Lebanon, IL United States
MAY 12, 2017 - MAY 20, 2017
RA Long High School
Longview, WA United States
RA Long High School Longview, WA United States
JAN 11, 2017 - JAN 14, 2017
NA
Chattanooga, TN United States
NA Chattanooga, TN United States
JUN 02, 2016 - JUN 26, 2016
The Cuckoo's Theater Project
Chicago, IL United States
The Cuckoo's Theater Project Chicago, IL United States
MAY 12, 2016 - MAY 14, 2016
West High's Speech and Theatre Program
Waterloo, IA United States
West High's Speech and Theatre Program Waterloo, IA United States
FEB 25, 2016 - FEB 27, 2016
Rancho Cucamonga High School
Rancho Cucamonga, CA United States
Rancho Cucamonga High School Rancho Cucamonga, CA United States
JAN 21, 2016 - JAN 30, 2016
Sierra High School
Tollhouse, CA United States
Sierra High School Tollhouse, CA United States
NOV 14, 2015 - NOV 15, 2015
Norton Community School-USD 211
Norton, KS United States
Norton Community School-USD 211 Norton, KS United States
NOV 13, 2015 - NOV 22, 2015
Phoenixville Area High School
Phoenixville, PA United States
Phoenixville Area High School Phoenixville, PA United States
NOV 12, 2015 - NOV 21, 2015
Ridgefield High School
Ridgefield, CT United States
Ridgefield High School Ridgefield, CT United States
OCT 01, 2015 - OCT 03, 2015
Campo Verde High School
Gilbert, AZ United States
Campo Verde High School Gilbert, AZ United States
No upcoming productions.
No professional productions.

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