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Anansi the Spider: A Trickster's Courtship

Anansi the Spider: A Trickster's Courtship

By Jeremy Kisling. From the folktale.

Product Code: AL1000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 1 to 3m., 2 to 3w., 1 either gender.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

In stock

Synopsis

The trickster, Anansi, has taken the proverbs of wisdom from Nyami, god of the sky, angering him greatly. Soon after, Anansi meets Aso, Nyame's daughter. He is smitten and must marry her. Aso is not sure whether she can trust a trickster like Anansi and requires him to prove himself by sending him on a quest. Anansi must acquire the tooth of a crocodile, the whisker of a lion and an eagle's feather. So Anansi meets Marty, the crocodile, who likes baked goods; Lelia, the lion, who wants to be a beauty queen; and Edwardo, an eagle who is afraid of heights. With the help of the audience, Anansi accomplishes his task but lies about how he does so, taking all the credit. Aso and Nyame see right through him. Aso decides to give Anansi another chance, issuing a more complicated task. Anansi is charged with putting stars in the sky. This seems impossible until he meets Chloe, a smart but nerdy firefly, who finds some friends who join her in lighting the heavens. When Anansi takes credit for the firefly's feat, Aso and Nyame are greatly offended. Nyame sends the winds to dry up all the water. The whole earth will suffer if Anansi cannot make it rain, which he cannot do, and he realizes he is doomed. It is in defeat that Anansi finds humility and the path to acceptance and love.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code AL1000
  • Cast Size 4
  • Min. Royalty Rate $45/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 45 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583429853
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"Anansi the Spider does the trick. Literally. [A] whirlwind of a tale." -Lexington Herald-Leader