The Bachelor of Oz

by Sophia Von Kerczek, age 10
The Bachelor of Oz Sophia von Kerczek is 10 years old and lives on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, NY. In her free time, she loves to write, read, and solve difficult mathematical equations that she randomly wrote herself. Her favorite book is The Swiss Family Robinson.

“The Wizard of Oz
I AM THE GREAT AND POWERFUL WIZARD OF OZ!
Harry
We know you are behind the curtain.
The Wizard of Oz
Oh, um, ok.”

 

     Scene 1

Emerald City, Oz in Prince Philip’s bedroom.

Town Crier

Wake up Emerald City! It is time for day! Tonight you are all royally invited to the Queen’s ball that her majesty will hold to find an eligible bachelor! Thank you!

Kate

Go! Go! Go!

Philip

Why are we leaving?

Kate

Mom didn’t know I threw a ball for her but now she found out so we have to get out of the house before she finds us.

Philip

This is on you… why do I have to go?

Kate

You know how she gets angry! She will yell at anybody who gets in her way! She doesn’t care who started it. We just have to wait here until it blows over.

Philip

Fine… You owe me though. Why did you even throw a ball for her?

Kate

She needs someone to control her! She is going crazy! Maybe if she had someone to control her she would be more… pleasant to be around.

Philip

Mom is fine the way she is… I don’t care. Get me candy!

Kate

Be quiet. Don’t act stupid in front of great-great-great-great grandma Dorothy.

They stand quietly in front of a statue of Queen Dorothy the Great the savior of Oz. Then they walk away.

Scene 2: The ball

Kate walks into the ballroom. She yawns. It is very late at night.

Lady Monroe

Kate!!

Kate

Uh-oh!

Lady Monroe
I told you never to throw parties without my permission. Do you know how much this will cost?

Kate

There needs to be a king in this Kingdom you can’t just wait for Philip!

Lady Monroe

Yes I can… Yes I… I don’t have to do anything you say!

Lady Monroe walks away.

Kate

Ugh.

The Bachelors line up in front of her.

Kate

These are the eligible bachelors? No. No to all of you.

Philip

It’s not their fault that they don’t look as good as the Philip-meister.

Kate

Oh come on!

Kate walked away and sat on her throne.

Kate

You have got to be kidding me!

Philip

What?

Kate

All the men in Oz that showed up are Munchkins!

Philip

Who cares? I think those Munchkins are some cool dudes.

Kate

If mom gets married with a munchkin, she will be looking down for the whole wedding and anyway, I really don’t think mom wants to marry a Munchkin.

Philip

I don’t think mom wants to marry at all! She’s not ready yet.

Kate

It’s been ten years since dad died! She should be ready. I mean, I’m ready.

Philip

Well she’s not ready.

Scene 3: The next day

Kate walks into Philip’s room.

Kate:

Wake Up! Wake Up!

Philip

Why? The town crier isn’t up yet!

Kate

Look, if we can’t get a good bachelor to come to us, then we have to go to them.

Philip

Yeah… um, what are you saying?

Kate

We need to look for an eligible bachelor.

Philip

Yeah let me think about that… NO! I am not sneaking out again just to get in trouble AGAIN! You see, I am fine with waiting to be king. Unlike you. Anyway, if I go with you you won’t buy me candy so I will stay here thank you!

Kate

Fine. I’ll go by myself.

Philip

Yeah you will!

Kate

Fine… I hope you like it in the dark…

Kate closes the curtains and turns off the lights.

Philip

Fine! I will go with you but you have to buy me…

Kate

No candy! It’s either going with me, or staying in the dark.

Philip

Fine. You win.

Philip and Kate slip past the guards and sneak out the door quietly and start their journey. Kate pulls out a map of Oz.

Kate

So we are here in Emerald City. We don’t want the men from Munchkin Country, Winkie Country, or Gillikin Country. Maybe we could find someone from Quadling Country. Peony the Good Witch’s castle is there.

Philip

Ok, but Peony won’t let us in.

Kate

Who wouldn’t let in the Princess and Prince of Oz?

Philip

Whatever. Let’s go.

Scene 4: Yellow Brick Road

They exit the castle and start following The Yellow Brick Road.

Kate

Follow The Yellow Brick Road, follow the, follow the, follow the, follow the, follow The Yellow Brick Road.

Philip

You still sing that old song?

Kate

Yes. It’s our national song. It’s not old.

Philip

Whatever. So we just follow The Yellow Brick Road to Peony’s?

Kate

Yes. Try not to interact with others on the road. We can’t waste time with other people.

Philip

What if someone is in danger?

Kate

They can save themselves.

Philip

What if a child was abandoned?

Kate

They can go to the nearest town.

Philip

What if-

Kate

Shutup!

Philip

Fine! Fine!

Kate and Philip walk along not saying a word.

Porshia

Help! Help!

Philip

Someone needs our help!

Kate ignores him.

Philip

You might not care, but I won’t leave someone to die.

Philip rushes up to the waterfall to see a villager from Chinatown sinking on a lily pad. He lifts her up and places her on the ground.

Philip

What happened?

Porshia

My friends and I were going to see Peony the Good Witch and we were forced in by a log that was rolling towards the lake when we were on the lake’s edge. We jumped in. I was the only one who managed to hold on the something so I didn’t sink.

She started crying.

Porshia

They’re dead- all of them.

Philip

Say you were going to see Peony?

Porshia

(Sniff) Yes.

Philip

We are too. You can accompany us if you’d like.

Porshia

(Weakly) Okay.

Kate

Exactly! Once again, we waste time!

Philip

Leave her alone.

Kate

Ugh.

Kate and Philip continue their journey.

Scene 5: Peony The Good Witch

Philip, Kate, and Porshia walk up to Peony’s Castle

Kate

Finally! We are here!

Porshia

Yay!

Philip

(sarcastically) Hooray!

Porshia, Kate, and Philip walk up to the castle and knock on the door.

Guard

Who goes there!

Kate

Princess Katherine of Oz, Prince Philip of Oz, and Miss Porshia of Chinatown.

Guard

Your reason for passing?

Philip

To speak with Lady Peony.

Guard

You may pass.

The Guard opens the gate.

Peony

Welcome Miss Katherine, Mister Philip, Miss Porshia.

Kate

Peony The Great we request to send all eligible bachelors from Quadling Country to Emerald City. The Queen wants to marry, and she would like to marry someone from Quadling.

Peony

I shall not send any of my men to Emerald City.

Kate

Why not?

Peony

You do not have a written message from the queen so I do not believe you. However I will be happy to accompany you on your journey. My magic may be of great help to you.

Kate

I am sorry for the inconvenience. We would be happy to have you on our journey.

Philip

So you will take Peony but not Porshia? What about the whole “ Not taking strangers” thing?

Kate

Shutup.

Porshia starts to cry.

Porshia

I’m so sorry! (sniff) (sniff)

Philip

Once again, Kate is the mean one!

Kate

I’m not being mean, I’m being reasonable, unlike you.

Philip

Reasonable? So being reasonable is letting a poor child drown?

Kate

You are so annoying. Just shut your mouth for once!

Philip

Come on Porshia, let’s go.

Philip and Porshia walk on The Yellow Brick Road leading to Winkie Country

Kate

You don’t even know where you are going!

Kate catches up to them.

Kate

We need a plan.

Peony walks up to them.

Peony

Miss Katherine is right. You cannot just walk off.

Porshia

(sniff) I miss my mommy. Please bring me home.

Kate

After we get our work done. We saved you. Be grateful.

Philip

I saved her. You were just standing around.

Kate

What is wrong with you?

Philip

What is wrong with you is the question we should be asking.

Kate

Whatever. We don’t want any men from Munchkin, Gillikin, Winkie, or Quadling country. The only other part of Oz is Emerald City, and no one from there even wants to marry mom since no men from the city cared to show up at her ball.

Peony

Yes, those are all the parts of Oz except for the Ugabu.

Kate

No one lives there and it’s forbidden. No one has ever stepped foot in that place so who knows what is there?

Peony

The thing is that there might be people living there, and remember, this is your last chance.

Kate

Looks like we are on the road then.

Kate, Philip, Porshia, and Peony followed The Yellow Brick Road to Winkie Country.

Scene 6: Winkie Country

Kate

Here we are! Winkie Country!

Porshia

Oh gee, it smells.

Philip

We are near the Marsh.

Porshia

Have you guys got any food?

Kate

No we don’t. If we did we would be feasting on it right now.

Peony

The Stick-in-the-Muds live here, we could get food from them.

Porshia

What if they won’t serve us?

Peony

I think they will serve Peony the Good Witch, The Prince and Princess of Oz, and their small companion.

Porshia

Ok then, what are we waiting for?

The group headed into the Marsh.

Stick-in-the-Mud

Hey! What are you doing here!

Peony

We are here to eat. We have been on a long journey and we are very hungry. Do you mind sparing food for myself, The Good Witch, The Princess of Oz, The Prince of Oz, and their companion?

Stick-in-the-mud

No!

Kate

We won’t leave until we eat. (persuasive) The sooner we eat the sooner we leave. If you don’t feed us we will stay here forever and ever and nag you day after day.

Stick-in-the-mud

Fine. Once you eat you leave.

Peony

I thank you kind sir. You have done a very nice thing for us.

Stick-in-the-mud

Yeah, yeah. Whatever. Keep on moving.

Kate, Philip, Peony, and Porshia walk into the village. The soon head into the dining hall.

Harry

Get out of here! We don’t accept yer kind!

Philip

What, us?

Harry

Nah, that little china girl. We don’t accept the fragile!

Porshia

Where will I go?

Harry

Somewhere where you are accepted, which is not here!

Philip

Let the girl pass!

Harry

I will, but it will cost ya!

Philip

Cost me what?

Harry

If I let her in, you take me to Emerald City.

Kate

Deal.

Harry

You may come in then.

Kate, Philip, Porshia, and Peony walk into the Dining Hall and sit down. They start eating like dogs. Except for Peony. She ate gracefully.

Peony

Thank you for the lovely meal.

Harry

Whatever. Let’s go.

They walk out of the Marsh Village and continue on The Yellow Brick Road.

Scene 7: Off the Yellow Brick Road.

Kate

Here we are. The huge turning point of The Yellow Brick Road. If we keep on following this it will lead us back to Emerald City.

Harry

I thought we were going there. Remember the promise?

Philip

We remember, but first we have to go to the Ugabu.

Harry

The Ugabu? Oh I have been there a million times- I- I- mean I have never been there.

Peony

You are lying. I sense it. You know something nobody in Oz knows.

Harry

What are you talking about? I don’t know anything.

Kate

Tell us. Now!

Harry

Ok fine. The Ugabu has a large magical barrier around it. I touched the barrier and it let me in. I saw a magical castle appear. It was a bright purple and its was as tall as a million giants stacked up on one another. A voice said “ What do you wish?”. At that moment I realized it was the wizard of Oz, or one of his great grandchildren since he probably died already.

Kate

Then we must go to the Ugabu! The wizard’s descendant could be a bachelor!

Porshia

Then let’s go!

They got off The Yellow Brick Road and kept on heading north, to the Ugabu.

Scene 8: The Ugabu

Kate

Here we are, the Ugabu.

Kate reaches her arm out and touches the barrier. Her arm passes through and she walks in. The others follow her. Then they see a huge Purple Castle appear right in front of their eyes.

Philip

Woah!

Porshia

It’s huge!

Peony

Let’s go in.

They walk into the castle and see a large puff of smoke and a face come into shape as the smoke fades.

The Wizard of Oz

I AM THE GREAT AND POWERFUL WIZARD OF OZ!

Harry

We know you are behind the curtain.

The Wizard of Oz

Oh, um, ok.

Kate

Would you like to marry the Queen of Oz?

The Wizard of Oz

Oh….um….I guess.

Peony

Do you or do you not?

The Wizard of Oz

Not really.

Kate

Do you like this knife? It’s a 24 karat emerald dagger… perfect for hunting.

Philip

You’re threatening him?

Kate

I have come too far to fail!

The Wizard of Oz

Ok, ok, I’ll go!

Philip

Ok, then let’s go back to Emerald City.

They go back to The Yellow Brick Road in Winkie Country.

Scene 9: Back to Emerald City

Peony

Ok! Here we are. We have the Wizard and now we will present him to the Queen.

Kate

Ok sure, but we need some people to take a shower and by that I mean Harry.

Harry

Ok fine.

Kate gives Harry her dad’s old clothes to wear and Harry goes into the bathroom.

Philip

I hope mom is happy when he proposes to her.

Kate

I thought you didn’t want mom to get married.

Philip

Yeah but…. now I think that you were right. You made the right decision.

Kate

Thanks a lot Philip. That really means a lot to me.

Harry comes out of the bathroom.

Harry

Ta-da!

Kate

Hey, you look good.

Harry

Well a King should look good shouldn’t he?

Kate

What?

Philip

You’re a king?

Harry

Yeah I’m a king. And your uncle.

Kate

You are our uncle?

Harry

When your mother, my sister, became queen, I escaped to the marsh because I really did not want to be bossed around by my sister. However when your father died, I became King but your mother refused to let me come so now I just want to see her.

Kate

So… you are the king?

Philip

And our mom never told us?

Poshia

That is messed up!

The Wizard of Oz

So you don’t need me?

Kate

I don’t think so.

The Wizard of Oz

Hooray!

Philip

What?

The Wizard of Oz

Sorry, but I really did not want to marry your mom. Later!

The Wizard of Oz walks out the door.

Kate

Well… that went well.

Philip

Whatever… let’s just focus on…um… what exactly are we doing now?

Kate

Well I guess we just bring Harry to mom and see what happens.

They walk into the throne room.

Lady Monroe

Kate!

Kate

(shyly) Uh-huh?

Lady Monroe

How could you sneak out like that???!!! You could have gotten hurt!!!! And you took Peony as your prisoner? Why did you do that?!

Peony

Your highness, she did not take me prisoner. I offered to accompany them.

Lady Monroe

Then how very low of you to do that.

Philip

Mom?

Lady Monroe

What?!

Philip

There is someone you need to meet. Well, see.

Harry steps forward.

Lady Monroe

Harry- is that you?

Harry

It is my dear sister.

Lady Monroe

Why didn’t you come?

Harry

You did not allow me to come.

Lady Monroe

No, I said I did allow you to come.

Harry

Well the guard who sent the message said I was not allowed to come.

Lady Monroe

Then I’m sorry that happened.

Lady Monroe and Harry hug each other.

Scene 10: The Coronation

Lady Monroe

Harry, you must look nice for the coronation.

Harry

I will, I will.

Lady Monroe

Don’t forget that you have to pick a bride today too.

Harry

Fine.

Lady Monroe and Harry walk into the throne room.

Lady Monroe

I declare Harry Edwards the new king of Oz! Now you must choose your bride.

Harry

I will choose Miss Peony, the Good Witch of Oz. She has been very kind to me on this journey and never complained about my stick-in-the-mud smell.

Lady Monroe

Then that declares Miss Peony the Queen of Oz!

Peony gives Harry a kiss.

Harry

As my first declaration of King, I declare Miss Katherine an official Princess of Oz.

Kate

Really?

Harry

Yes.

Kate

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Harry

I also declare Philip The Junior Senator of Oz.

Philip

Cool!

Harry

For the little china girl, I declare her official ambassador of China Town.

Porshia

Jee, thanks!

Harry

And last but not least, my sister. I declare this castle her castle.

Lady Monroe

Thank you.

Harry

Now let’s take the China Girl home!

They all walk out the door Peony casts a spell and it puts them all in huge bubbles and it brings them to Chinatown to retrieve Porshia to her home.

Porshia

Thanks for taking me home.

Peony

My pleasure.

Philip and Kate

Bye Porshia!

Porshia’s bubble touches the ground and pops. She is home safely. The others’ bubbles head back to Emerald City. They soon land and walk into the castle. They sit at the dinner table to eat. Lady Monroe makes a toast.

Lady Monroe

To our new King and Queen!

Everyone

To our new King and Queen!

 

The End

 

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