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Which Shoes Do You Choose?

By Aaron Shepard

Reader’s Theater Edition #22

Adapted for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) by the author


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Story copyright © 1997 Aaron Shepard. Script copyright © 1998, 2002 Aaron Shepard. Scripts in this series are free and may be copied, shared, and performed for any noncommercial purpose, except they may not be posted online without permission.

PREVIEW: With so many kinds of shoes at the store, how can Katie ever choose?

GENRE: Humor, poetry
CULTURE: American
THEME: Making choices
READERS: 12
READER AGES: 6–9
LENGTH: 3 minutes

ROLES: Narrators 1 & 2, Clerks 1–9, Katie

NOTES: For best effect, place NARRATOR 1 at far left, and NARRATOR 2 at far right, as seen from the audience.

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Book cover: Stories on StageNARRATOR 1:  Katie was tired of wearing the same old shoes.

NARRATOR 2:  She went to the store to buy new ones.

NARRATOR 1:  The clerks asked her,

ALL CLERKS:  Which shoes do you choose?

NARRATOR 2:  Katie said,

KATIE:  I want shoes that are braggy, not baggy.

ALL CLERKS:  (thinking about it) Hmmm. Let me see.

CLERK 1:  We have small shoes,

CLERK 2:  and tall shoes,

CLERK 3:  and walk-on-the-wall shoes.

CLERK 4:  We have red shoes,

CLERK 5:  and head shoes,

CLERK 6:  and down-the-hill-sled shoes.

CLERK 7:  We have blue shoes,

CLERK 8:  and BOO shoes,

CLERK 9:  and paddle-canoe shoes.

ALL CLERKS:  Which shoes do you choose?

KATIE:  I want shoes that are slicky, not sticky.

ALL CLERKS:  Hmmm. Let me see.

CLERK 1:  We have jog shoes,

CLERK 2:  and log shoes,

CLERK 3:  and hop-like-a-frog shoes.

CLERK 4:  We have tied shoes,

CLERK 5:  and wide shoes,

CLERK 6:  and carnival-ride shoes.

CLERK 7:  We have trail shoes,

CLERK 8:  and snail shoes,

CLERK 9:  and wind-in-your-sail shoes.

ALL CLERKS:  Which shoes do you choose?

KATIE:  I want shoes that are spiffy, not iffy.

ALL CLERKS:  Hmmm. Let me see.

CLERK 1:  We have black shoes,

CLERK 2:  and snack shoes,

CLERK 3:  and ride-on-a-track shoes.

CLERK 4:  We have wet shoes,

CLERK 5:  and pet shoes,

CLERK 6:  and super-speed-jet shoes.

CLERK 7:  We have moon shoes,

CLERK 8:  and goon shoes,

CLERK 9:  and hot-air-balloon shoes.

ALL CLERKS:  Which shoes do you choose?

KATIE:  I choose all these shoes.

ALL CLERKS:  (gasp)

NARRATOR 1:  She bought the shoes and took them home.

NARRATOR 2:  And now the store has

ALL CLERKS:  (to audience) NO MORE SHOES TO CHOOSE!