Musical. Book and lyrics By David F. Eliet. Music by Nancy Rosenberg. Loosely based on an Indonesian folktale.
Cast: 1m., 1w., 4 either gender with doubling, or up to 12 (1m., 1w., 10 either gender). In Anne and the Tiger Raja, wit and folk wisdom help students battle bullying and intimidation at school. A young girl, Anne, is being bullied by two older girls on a playground. When she threatens to get her older brother to beat them up, she is overheard by Isaac, who calms the children down. He then cleverly makes a point about getting along and cooperating by involving the three girls and two of their friends in helping him tell a story. It is the story of the Tiger Raja of Sumatra and the Mouse Deer of Borneo, who thwarts the Tiger Raja's evil plans without resorting to violence. Settings include quick transitions between locales of a playground, Sumatra and the jungles of Borneo. The play is written to be performed with the music of Nancy Rosenberg, but special permission may be requested for amateur productions without music. Approximate running time: 45 minutes.