Parts(6): Narrator 1 Narrator 2 Narrator 3 Fairy Woodcutter Wife <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Narrator #1: Once upon a time a poor woodcutter headed into the forest to chop down a few trees and sell the wood in the nearby town. Narrator #2: Just as the woodcutter was about to cut down an old oak tree, he heard a voice. Fairy: Please, kind woodcutter. Do not cut down this tree. Narrator #3: The woodcutter said, Woodcutter: And why not? I need the wood to sell in the town so that I have money to buy food. Fairy: I cannot tell you why, but I promise if you do as I ask, good luck will be yours. Woodcutter: Very well. I will not cut down this tree. Narrator #2: Then the fairy said, Fairy: Dear woodcutter, you have a good and kind heart. I will grant your next three wishes. Narrator #1: The fairy flew into the forest. The woodcutter headed home to tell his wife of their good fortune. Woodcutter: Wife! Wife! I have a fine story to tell you. Narrator #2: The woodcutter's wife was very happy when she heard about the three wishes. Wife: What a wonderful thing it is to have three wishes! Let's not be hasty. Let's wait until morning before we make a single wish. Woodcutter: A wise idea. That way we will be able to think more clearly. But for now I'm as hungry as a bear. When's supper? Wife: Supper will be ready in one hour. Woodcutter: One hour! But I'm starving! I wish I had a big sausage right now. Narrator #3: Now, no sooner had the woodcutter said the words when a sausage appeared on the table. Wife: You fool! Look what you've done! You've wasted one wish! How could you be so foolish? Narrator #2: The woodcutter's wife scolded her husband. Narrator #1: Now the woodcutter was not pleased by his wife's nagging, so he saidÍ Woodcutter: I wish that this sausage was stuck on your nose. Narrator #3: And the sausage stuck to his wife's nose! Wife: You fool! Look what you have done! Do something! Narrator #1: The woodcutter tried and tried to remove the sausage, but it was no use. It was stuck there for good. Narrator #2: Then the woodcutter saidÍ Woodcutter: There's only one thing to do. I wish the sausage was back on the plate. Narrator #3: The sausage landed back on the plate. The woodcutter and his wife sat down and ate the sausage. Wife: And that's the story of the three wishes.
Adapted for Readers Theater Script by Lisa Blau