ACT 4, Scene 2 | The Prince has a Pleasant Surprise
PRINCE: Young lady?
CINDERELLA: Yes, Prince?
PRINCE: Have we met before?
CINDERELLA: I’m pleased to meet you now.
PRINCE: I feel as if I already know you. But of course, that’s impossible.
CINDERELLA: Many things are possible, if you wish them to be true.
PRINCE: Do you really believe that?
CINDERELLA: I know it.
NARRATOR: The music started, and the Prince and Cinderella started to dance.
CINDERELLA: Tell me about yourself.
PRINCE: What is there to know? I’m a Prince.
CINDERELLA: No, I mean about YOU. What do you like to do? What’s your favorite food? There must be more to you than being a Prince!
PRINCE: Well, people don’t usually ask me questions like that! I’d like to know more about you, too.
NARRATOR: The Prince danced with Cinderella for many more songs, and they talked the whole time – until it was almost midnight.
PRINCE: …and that’s why I can’t stand onions!
CINDERELLA: Did you hear something?
PRINCE: What? All I hear is you!
CINDERELLA: It’s the clock! It’s almost midnight!
CINDERELLA: I must go!
PRINCE: What? Why? You just got here!
CINDERELLA: I must go now. There isn’t much time!
CLOCK: Dong, dong!
PRINCE: Time for what? Wait! I don’t even know your name!
CLOCK: Dong, dong!
CLOCK: Dong, dong, dong!
NARRATOR: Cinderella ran up the stairs and out the door.
PRINCE: Wait, come back!
NARRATOR: Cinderella jumped into her carriage and raced off into the night. The Prince ran out of the palace to look for her. But she was gone!
PRINCE: Where did you go? Come back!
NARRATOR: The carriage had barely turned a corner when the magic wore off. The carriage, driver and four horses disappeared.
CINDERELLA: My gown, everything is gone! I’m back to my regular dirty rags. Now I have to walk all the way home. There’s nothing left over to remember this magical night.
NARRATOR: But Cinderella did leave something behind.
PRINCE: What’s this? A glass slipper? It must have fallen off when she ran away. I will find the woman whose foot fits this slipper – no matter how long it takes!
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