Folktale. Adapted by Tom Behm. From the stories collected by Richard Chase in The Jack Tales and Grandfather Tales.
Cast: 2m., 4 either gender. Here is one of five stories in a collection intended to be presented by an ensemble cast in story theatre style. In this popular tale, a 12-year-old Jack resists his father's attempts to make him help out with work around the house. One day he embarks on a journey to find fortune. His misadventure with a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster has a happy ending for all involved. Unit set. Simple costumes. Suitable for touring. Approximate running time: 10 minutes.