In this parody of Hans Christian Anderson's The Emperor's New Clothes, Emperor Waddlesworth is a vain emperor penguin who likes to dress up. When a shady seal and a slimy squid get wind of the emperor's appetite for fine cloaks, they decide to trick him into fulfilling their appetite for fish. With no sewing skills and no desire to gather materials, the lazy seal and squid hatch a plot to convince the emperor and his entire colony that their magical fabric can only be seen by the intellectually superior who are not birdbrained enough to think that penguins can fly. When their cloth creation is unveiled, it is revealed that the emperor has been hiding a secret under his robe; an egg. When the egg hatches, the new chick is brave enough to tell it like she sees it. The casting is flexible, calling for between twelve and thirty-three or more actors. All roles in the script are gender neutral, making this comedic play well-suited for all talent pools, including all girls schools and all boys schools.