A hilarious new addition to my mash up plays! Bonderella combines the stories of James Bond and Cinderella. In this silly, witty adaptation, Bonderella is pressed into service as a secret agent in order to unearth enough evidence to put her evil stepmother, Lady Tremalignant, behind bars. While spying, Bonderella discovers Lady Tremalignant’s plan to give Prince Charm-Your-Socks-Off a love potion at the ball in order to get him to fall in love with one of her daughters, and Bonderella is forced to go to the ball to stop her!
This play is a great drama tool as it parallels the Ontario Drama curriculum so nicely. This script allows students to engage in drama exploration and role play (B1.1), demonstrate an understanding of the element of role and establish its dramatic context (B1.2), communicating thoughts, feelings, and ideas using audio, visual, and/or technological aids (B1.4), as well as reflect, respond and analyze their dramatic experiences (B2.1, B2.2, B2.3). This play could be a unit in and of itself! It's also a great school performance idea, as all ages can enjoy this production!
I wrote this play with an older performing group in mind. As it is a long, and rather involved play, I imagine it would be best suited for grades 5 and up. There are 25 roles available, however, I have included some ideas for how those roles could be altered to allow for more or less students, as well as how to accommodate some less enthousiastic performers.