Purim Play:
Persian Princess Diaries

At Purim it is traditional to perform plays or skits that act out the story of Esther and the deliverance of the Jewish people from the destruction of Haman. Some Purim Plays are serious and some are not so serious. 'Persian Princess Diaries' is not so serious ... !

'Persian Princess Diaries' tells the story of Purim through a 'Royal Audience' with King Xerxes, Queen Esther, Mordecai etc. in which all the characters read extracts from their 'diaries'. There is not a lot of acting, but there is plenty of scope for the imagination in the interaction between the characters during the 'royal audience' and in the reading of the 'diaries' - not to mention in the casting, costumes and props!

You may print or photocopy as many copies of the script as you like so that you can perform it in your synagogue or church with your youth group or friends. Feel free to make 'Persian Princess Diaries' your own play by writing your own instructions, names, jokes etc. on the scripts. Please do not alter the main body of the type-written text on your own computer or by any other mechanical means.

Most of all, remember to have fun!

The Script

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