Fantasy. By Francis Elitzig (aka David Eliet). Based on a Chinese folk tale.
Cast: 1w., 3 either gender (one to be the musician) with doubling, or up to 12 (1w., 11 either gender). A dragon lands on Horse Ear Mountain, and the river in the valley dries up. Seagirl goes up the mountain to discover what has happened. At the top, she finds a great lake blocked by an enchanted gate. A wild goose tells her to find the golden key. Parrots tell her she must first find the dragon king's third daughter. And the peacock tells her where the third daughter lives. The third daughter takes Seagirl underwater to a palace where the golden key is kept. Seagirl risks her life to obtain the key. Together the two girls open the gate. Unit set. The set is a playing space defined by carpet. All props and costumes surround the edges. Roles are gender-neutral with the exception of Seagirl. Approximate running time: 50 minutes.