A participation play. By Moses Goldberg.
Cast: 3m., 2w., 1 either gender. The story of Aladdin is retold with great theatricality through audience participation in this version of the Arabian classic. A group of peddlers decide to stage the play Aladdin. After choosing roles and setting the stage, they enact this classic with novel flourishes. The audience is asked to help by participation from their places. Comedy, suspense and the excitement of helping Aladdin defeat the evil magician make this an ideal theatrical experience. This version is recommended especially for children ages 5 to 8, with a maximum audience of 250. Can be performed in the round with the audience sitting on the floor. Arena staging of simple boxes and a prop trunk. Actors play simple music (included in the script). Peddler costumes, capes, turbans, etc. Approximate running time: 65 minutes.