This action-packed play illustrates the choices we make between doing what is right and doing what satisfies our greed.
13 Bells of Boglewood Script
This action-packed play illustrates the choices we make between doing what is right and doing what satisfies our greed. Set in a forest, two gold diggers find themselves on opposite sides of this equation as they encounter fairies, spriggans and the Greedy Bogle on their journey to find the gold. Casey Smith hires a teenaged Brian to help him dig for gold on a forested site he has just purchased. When Brian eats food left by fairies, he's able to see and talk to them. He learns that they need gold to sustain life and tells Smith he won't help him take away the gold. However, Smith is determined, and he turns to the forest's Greedy Bogle, who answers questions in exchange for gold. Soon, Smith has enough clues and the help of the Greedy Bogle to continue his search. In an elaborate race to a buried treasure, Smith and Brian encounter the hideous spriggans, guardians of the hill treasure, as well as Lara, queen of Hollow Hill. The treasure is discovered but is guarded by magic and a 13-bell warning. When the bells have sounded, Smith finds he has become the forest's new Greedy Bogle. For young Brian, the life-and-death events are a rite of passage from childhood into a larger universe. Single set. Approximate running time: 65 minutes.