The Fearless Toreador
Toreador, Brave Bull, and any number of Spectators
wears knee socks over jeans, white shirt and short jacket or vest. Pin fringed
paper patches to shoulders. He should have a red cape or jacket and a
let two boys get under a blanket. Pin cardboard horns and features to head and
fringed paper tail to other end.
Spectators are dressed as
Mexicans in bright colors.
Setting: Spectators are
at rear of stage. Fearless Toreador is standing to one side, facing the Bull,
which is standing on the opposite side of the stage.
Toreador: I am Don Sebastian Jose de Fernando. I am zee bravest and most
fearless Toreador in all Mexico.
As he says this, he struts
about the stage, waving his sword, red cape slung over his shoulder.
Spectators: Ole!, Ole!
Toreador: Not only am I zee most fearless Toreador, I am also zee most
Takes off his hat, smiles
and struts some more)
Spectators: Ole!, Ole!
Toreador: Aha, you see. Zee bull, he is frightened of Fearless Toreador.
Oh, I am so brave. I am so brave eet is a shame. Zee bull, he weel not fight.
Poor scaredy bull!
Now the Toreador turns his
back on the bull and struts proudly over to the side of the stage, flexing his
muscles and brandishing his sword. Then he dusts off his suit, admires his
nails, primps his hair, etc.
While his attention is
distracted, the bull starts moving. He paws the floor, jumps a bit, the lowers
his head and starts toward the Toreador.
He turns toward the bull
Bull, watch out!
At this point, he sees the
bull charging toward him. Dropping everything, he runs from the stage
Zee ferocious bull. He weel keel me! Me, Fearless Toreador, the bravest
Toreador in all Mexico. Help!! Help!!
Bull chases him off stage
Don Diego And The Super
Characters: Amigo, Pancho,
and Dan Diego. In addition, you will need other characters for JUMPING BEANS.
You can have as many jumping beans as you wish.
Pancho, and Don Diego are dressed in Mexican costumes.
The jumping beans, who
enter later, wear burlap sacks or old pillow cases over their heads and arms.
Setting: As the scene
opens, Amigo and Pancho are on stage conversing. Don Diego is sitting to one
side of the stage sleeping, siesta style. He has one leg all wrapped up in a
AMIGO: Pancho, eet is
very sad. Eet is terr-eeble.
PANCHO: Amigo, tell me,
tell me, what ees zee matter?
AMIGO: Oh, Pancho, eet is
worse than you theenk.
PANCHO: You bring zee
great sorrow to my heart, dear Amigo.
AMIGO: Pancho, look.
(Points to Don Diego.) Don Diego, he has the lumbago. He ees very cross. Hees
leg, eet well not work. He cannot dance at zee fiesta, so instead he ees
taking a siesta.
PANCHO: Oh, zat is veree
bad, Amigo. Don Diego, he always dance at see fiesta. Thees must bring much
trouble to Don Diego.
AMIGO: Si, si, Pancho.
(Holds and shakes head sadly.)
PANCHO: Amigo, wait,
wait! Eet ees great idea that I have!
AMIGO: Tell me queeck,
PANCHO: Zees looks like a
job for Super Beans!
Ole, Ole, Pancho. Zee famous Super Beans. Zey are see greatest jumping beans
in all Mexico.
PANCHO: We wee1 call them
now, Amigo. (Holds hands to mouth and shouts toward side of stage.) Oh, Super
Beans, our poor Don Diego, he has zee lumbago.
Help heem, queeck!
Super beans enter. They do
not walk but jump up and down as they move on stage.
This will be funnier if
the beans jump alternately so that there is an Up and down commotion at the
AMIGO: Oh, great Super
Jumping Beans, have peety on poor Don Diego.
Beans jump about over to
SUPER BEANS (all together):
Don Diego with the lumbago. No more Siesta. Come, follow us and dance at see
Don Diego awakens slowly.
He gazes intently as Super Beans jump about. Little by little he begins to
move. He rises, forgetting about his leg. He begins to jump up and down behind
DON DIEGO: Come Amigo,
come Pancho. We no longer siesta, we go to the fiesta.
Amigo and Pacho join Don
Diego and all jump off stage.