Folktale. By Sandra Fenichel Asher.
Cast: 2m., 1w., with doubling, or up to 18 (2m., 1w., 16 either gender). In the forest at night, Wolf and Dog encounter stories from around the world contrasting wolf images in legend and nature. Traveling toward Dog's home, where Wolf intends to seek employment, the two meet a hunter, a priest and a shepherd, each of whom spins a tale of the evil wolf's foolishness and greed. Wolf responds with very different stories of her own. By dawn, she and Dog understand the high price of freedom. With respect for one another, they choose their separate ways. Production notes are available in the script containing details on costumes. Minimal set. Suitable for touring. Masks, puppets and costume pieces to augment neutral clothing. Approximate running time: 35 minutes.