Scene I – In the Forest
(Snow White and the Hunter walk in the forest. )
Snow White: Where are you taking me? Look… it´s getting dark, and this forest is far away from the palace. I want to go back!
Hunter: No, dear …we need to keep looking for an apple tree.
Snow White: But, I´m tired… I can´t keep walking anymore! And then… we have to go back.
Hunter: Come on, don´t be lazy. We are almost there.
(The Hunter takes Snow White’s hand)
Snow White: Why are you shaking?
Hunter: It´s just that….
Snow White: What´s wrong? You look worried.
Hunter: It´s nothing. It´s just that I promised…. I promised…. Oh, you´re a nice person… please forgive me for what I’m going to do.
Snow White: What are you going to do? … Oh, don’t tell me! Did you promise to hurt me? To whom?
Hunter: Yes! I promised that I would get rid of you forever.
Snow White: Why? I haven´t done anything wrong to you.
Hunter: Not to me, but you did to the Queen… to your own stepmother!
Snow White: Oh No! I knew it! She doesn´t like me! But.. tell me more.
(They stop walking)
Hunter: I can´t do it! I just can´t!… Stay here and don´t go back, maybe someone will help you.
Snow White: Are you sure? Am I free?
Hunter: Yes! I will tell the Queen that you died.
(Snow White hugs the Hunter)
Snow White: Oh, thank you… thank you! Now go back, before the Queen sends someone looking for you.
Hunter: Good-bye… and don´t be afraid.
Snow White: I told you it was getting dark, and I am afraid of wolves!
Hunter: Don´t worry, you are not in Little Red Riding Hood Story.
Snow White: What are you going to tell the Queen?
Hunter: I´ll think about it. Go now!
Snow White: Thank you, good-bye!
(Snow White starts to run. She sits under a tree and falls asleep. Some dwarves pass by talking and laughing, and they see her)
Dwarf 1: Oh, look at her hair!
Dwarf 2: It´s hair, not gold!
Dwarf 1: I didn’t say gold!
Dwarf 3: Did you say gold?
Dwarf 4: It´s gold! gold!
Dwarf 5: Shh, you are going to wake her up!
Dwarf 6: She´s alive!
Dwarf 7: She´s so beautiful!
Dwarf 1: We can´t leave her here!
Dwarf 2: But… why is she here?
Dwarf 3: Maybe she doesn´t have a home… or maybe she got lost!
Dwarf 4: It´s Gretel!
Dwarf 5: Ha, ha, ha…. Gretel is another story, you fool!, besides, she was with her brother Hansel… remember?
(Snow White wakes up)
Snow White: Who are you?
( The Seven Dwarves talk at the same time)
Snow White: No! No!… I don´t understand! Speak one at a time!
Dwarf 1: We
Dwarf 2: Are
Dwarf 3: The
Dwarf 4: Seven
Dwarf 5: Duarves
Dwarf 6: We are
Dwarf 7: Honest and hardworkers.
Dwarves: Who are you? What are you doing here?
Snow White: I am a poor girl, and I am looking for a job.
Dwarf 1: Do you know how to cook?
Snow White: Yes, I do.
Dwarf 2: Do you know how to sew?
Snow White: Yes, I do.
Dwarf 3: Do you know how to sing?
Snow White: Yes, I do.
Dwarf 4: And how to dance?
Snow White: Just a little.
(the dwarves start to dance)
Dwarf 5: Stop it!
Dwarf 6: Come on…let´s go home!
(They take Snow White by the hand and leave)
Scene II -At the Dwarves House
(Snow White and the dwarves sit around the table. They eat breakfast )
Dwarf 1: The cheesecake is not very good.
Dwarf 2: The soup needs some salt, too.
Dwarf 3: Don´t forget to clean the windows.
Dwarf 4: And mop the floor.
Dwarf 5: And make the beds.
Dwarf 6: And iron our shirts.
Dwarf 7: Leave her alone!
Snow White: It´s getting late, you have to go to work, and I have a lot of things to do!
Dwarf 1: Don´t forget to lock the door.
Snow White: Yes… yes, I know … I will not open the door to anybody, just you!
Dwarf 1: Let’s go!
(The Seven Dwarves stand up, they wave good-bye, and leave. Snow White starts to wash the dishes. She hears someone shouting)
Old Woman: Apples for sale! Apples for sale! You will not find these red and delicious apples in any other forest!
Snow White: Apples! I haven´t tasted an apple in a long, long time!
(Snow White opens the door)
Snow White: Old woman! Old woman!
Old Woman: Are you talking to me?
(Snow White looks to the sides)
Snow White: Yes, you are the only old woman I see around here.
Narrator: What do you want, pretty girl?
Snow White: I want an apple. I like them so much!
Old Woman: Sure….Oh, it´s so hot! Can I have a glass of water?
Snow White: Sure, come in.
(The Old Woman enters the house)
Old Woman: Since you are being so kind to me… I will give you the most beautiful and sweetest apple I have.
( The Old Woman gives Snow White an apple. Snow White takes the apple, she smells it, and then gives the old woman the glass of water)
Snow White: Oh, it smells so good!
Narrator: Eat it… it’s delicious!
Snow White: Thank you.
(Snow White bites the apple)
Snow White: Oh, it´s a little bit sour… you said they were sweet apples.
Old Woman: And they are…. Eat it… eat it.
Snow White: Oh, I am not feeling very well… I´m dying…
(Snow White falls to the floor. The Old Woman throws angrily the glass of water to the floor)
Old Woman: At last! Now my mirror will not tell me anymore that there´s someone else more beautiful than me! That hunter lied to me…. Oh, I would like to see those dwarves face when they find her… ha, ha, ha, ha!
(The old woman leaves the house. The dwarves enter)
Dwarf 1: Why is the door open?
Dwarf 2: Look, Snow White is lying on the floor!
(The Dwarves kneel down.)
Dwarf 3: Snow White, what happened!
Dwarf 4: (shaking her) Wake-up!
Dwarf 5: She’s not responding!
Dwarf 6: What are we going to do?
Dwarf 7: Let´s cry.
Dwarf 1: Yes, in these cases we are supposed to cry.
Dwarf 2: It´s true, let´s cry!
(The Dwarves start to cry)
Dwarf 3: Stop it! We have to think what to do! Where are we going to bury her?
Dwarf 4: We are not going to bury her. We will take her to the cave that´s in the mountain.
Dwarf 5: She will be surrounded by flowers, trees, and the little birds will sing beautiful songs to her.
Dwarf 6: Meanwhile, let´s cry!
(They start to cry once again. They pick her up and leave)
Scene III – In the Cave
(Snow White lies on a table in the middle of the room. A prince enters)
Prince: Oh, I finally found a place to rest! I hope there aren´t any wild animals in here. I hope there were angeles living in this cave!
(He sits on a rock and covers his eyes with his hands. He takes his hands off his face and he sees Snow White)
Prince: Oh my God! I was talking about angels, and there´s one in here! Who is she? What is she doing in this cave? Why is she lying there?
(He stands up and approaches her. He looks at her carefully)
Prince: She is sleeping! Those are the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen!Well…even if they are closed… they are beautiful! Who is this lady who has captivated my heart? She should be my Queen! My throne, is her throne! I have to wake her up!
(The Prince touches her . She doesn’t wake up)
Prince: My lady, wake up!
(He touches her again. She doesn’t wake up)
Prince: She doesn´t wake up!
(he touches her again)
Prince: She´s cold…she´s dead! Oh, poor me! I fell in love with a dead girl. This is not possible! Why did this beauty had to die, the same day that I found her?
(The Prince shakes her. He tries to wake her up)
Prince: Wake up my Queen! Wake up!
(Snow White opens her eyes. She stands up and coughs)
Prince: I knew you were sleeping!
(Snow White looks at the Prince. He takes her by the hand)
Snow White: Who are you? What are you doing here?
Prince: I am the prince… I mean, I was the prince, now I am your slave.
Snow White: You are a true gentleman….what are you doing here?
Prince: I was hunting, but I was tired, so I came into this cave to rest for a while… and then I saw you! But tell me…why were you sleeping in this lonely cave?
Snow White: I was not sleeping. I was dead.
Snow White: Yes, I ate a poisoned apple.
Prince: A poisoned apple?
Snow White: Are you Echo?
Snow White: Yes! … Echo and Narcissus… anyway… my stepmother gave me a poisoned apple. But I think it got stuck in my throat, and when you shook me up, it went out!
Prince: Oh, I am sorry!
Snow White: You are sorry? You saved my life!
Prince: Will you be my Queen?
Snow White: I don´t know what to say.
(The Dwarves enter)
Dwarves: Snow White! You’re alive!
Prince: Snow White?
Snow White: Yes, my name is Snow White.
Prince: Will you marry me, Snow White?
Snow White: Oh, Yes, I will.
(Snow White and the Prince hug)
Author: Brothers Grimm
Adapted by K I D S I N C O
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