An Alien Stole My Skateboard
by Randall Lewton
Full Length Play, Comedy / 10m, 3f, 20boy(s) or girl(s)
In a suburban bedroom three boys Don, Bryn and Shaun, are "immersed in a world of fantasy, a world where good and evil meet in battle across a landscape of the imagination"
Meanwhile, on Wuldor, a parallel world, King Fruma is having a spot of bother with his wicked brother Snithan, and instructs his wizard, Dwimor, to protect his son, Prince Erfa. So, Dwimor transposes Bryn and Erfa, using Bryn as a decoy on Wuldor. How Erfa, with the help of Don, Shaun and Don's hippy parents, rescues Bryn and brings about Snithan's downfall is the subject of this fast-moving, fun-packed comedy. The large cast offers ideal opportunities for schools and youth groups and the staging is very flexible.
Reviews" The title is misleading. Does not feature enough skateboarding." Skateboard Weekly
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 105 Minutes
There are many different scenes in the play and to ensure that scene changes are quick it is best not to have elaborate sets. Items of furniture which can be brought on and off the stage quickly can suggest a setting. We also used free-standing cut-outs made of hardboard as backgrounds.
Don's bedroom: bedspread and pillow on rostrum, "wall" with dungeons and dragons posters, table with games equipment
Royal palace: wall hangings with royal crest attached to curtains
Snithan's castle: cut-out castle windows on rostra
Outside school: cut-out school building in distance
Plains of Guma: rocks, cut-out mountains in distance
Snithan's kitchen: table, cut-out kitchen shelves and oven
If you have a cyclorama, different coloured "skies" for the scenes on Earth and on Wuldor are effective.
The Scruffs: Warning: they will become a producer's nightmare. Ours were of several different types. Some were simply large woollen bobbles made in the normal way. Others were made from rubber balls covered in glue and then rolled in four inch pieces of wool. The former were suitable for attaching to clothing, wires and sticks to be used as puppets, while the latter bounced well and were used mainly at the end of Scene 5. Both types were given stick-on eyes and other features. The nightmare part comes when they are first introduced into your rehearsals. They are irresistible and will start appearing in every scene. Your cast will give them names and want to take them home. You will learn to hate them. The audience will love them though, so they are worth it in the end.
- Additional Features: Stage Combat
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
Casting10m, 3f, 20boy(s) or girl(s)
- Ensemble cast
- Expandable casting
- Roles for Teens
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
As printed, there are many more male than female roles in the play, reflecting our original production. There is no reason, however, why many of the characters should not become female in your production. The following could be changed with only minor alterations to the script being necessary:
Dwimor Thor Grongo Jon Jan Headmaster Some Warriors Some Guards Peasants Trum Mithgrun Thrills Cook Roy