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The Elf’s Ring is based on a Folktale from Switzerland. ©Adapted by K I D S I N C O
Scene I – In the Forest
(Lissa walks in the forest. She sees some dry flowers on the ground. She takes out a bottle of water she has in her bag and pours water over them)
Lissa: Oh, poor flowers … you really needed some water.
(Lissa hears a voice)
Elf: Thank you, Lisssa. I was trapped in one of those flowers and your kindness set me free.
(Lissa sees an elf beside the flowers. The elf fixes his hat. He takes off his ring and gives it to Lissa)
Elf: Take this magical ring and wear it on the index finger of your left hand. When you look at the ring, your eyes will sparkle, everyone arround you will instantly feel happy, and everything will be just fine.
(The elf leaves)
Lissa: Wait!… who are you?
(There is no answer. Lissa looks at the ring and puts it on)
Lissa: I feel weird… My mother! She has to go to work and I promised her to be on time.
(She runs back home)
Scene II – At Lissa’s Home
(Lissa enters her house. Her mother and her seven sisters are having a discussion. Lissa looks at the ring, they look at her and stop discussing)
Seven Sisters: Oh, dear sister, you’re home… we missed you. Come with us, let’s play together.
Lissa: You never wanted to play with me. Why now?
Seven Sisters: We don’t know, we just want to!
Mother: I’m going to work. Good-bye girls.
Lissa: You’re not angry at me?
Mother: Why should I?
Lissa: Because I’m late.
Mother: Of course not…go with your sisters and have fun, your father will be home soon.
Seven Sisters: Good-bye, mother.
(Lissa and her sisters kiss their mother. She leaves. The girls start to play. Their father enters the house. He looks tired. Lissa hugs him).
Lissa: Father, you’re home!
(Lissa’s father looks at her and laughs).
Father: Ha, ha, ha, Lissa.. When I was coming home I felt tired, and now, suddenly I just feel happy! Come on girls, let’s have something to eat!
(Lissa’s sisters and her father go to the kitchen, Lissa stays in the room. She stretches her arm and looks at the ring. One of her sisters is looking at her from the kitchen door)
Sister:What is it, Lissa? What are you looking at?
(Her sister approaches. Lissa shows her the ring in her finger)
Lissa: Isn’t it beautiful?
Lissa: The ring.
Sister: What ring? Are you feeling alright?
Lissa: Yes, in fact, I feel wonderful!
(They hear their father’s voice)
Father: Girls! Food is ready!
Lissa: We’re coming father.
(They walk to the kitchen)
Sister: I don’t know what’s going on with you, but your eyes sparkle like never before and that makes me feel good.
(Lissa looks at her ring)
Lissa: Me too. Come on, let’s go!
Author: Folktale from Switzerland
Adapted by K I D S I N C O
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