Here is a collection of twelve little-known folk and fairy tales, dramatized with artful simplicity for production in the story-theatre style. The Rich Man: A rich man's life is near perfection, with the exception of one thing—silence. At the ends of his street live a tinsmith and a blacksmith. To obtain his desire for peace and quiet, the rich man makes an arrangement with each of his neighbors. The Three Wishes: A man and his wife live on a small piece of ground with their dog. When a fairy arrives and grants them three wishes, the husband and wife learn a valuable lesson about greed and the value of happiness. Gustav Is Always Right: A widowed mother lives with her only son, Gustav, in a poor cottage. Whatever Gustav said or did, his mother always thought he was right. Tale of a Mouse: A mouse named Lana lives next door to a field mouse named Stanley. Lana embarks on an intensive search for the greatest being on earth to be her husband. Rimouski: A peasant lives with his wife and daughter in a tiny village. He has dreams of traveling and wants to see the world outside of the village. Despite the concerns of his wife and daughter, he embarks on a journey to a larger city named Rimouski. Oh, If I Could But Shiver: An ogre captures a princess. The king offers a reward of the princess' hand in marriage to any brave lad that rescues her from the clutching grips of the ogre. One young man takes a different approach than the rest. The Bench: Four hombres in sombreros try to figure out how they can all sit on a single bench. The Tiny Little Woman: A tiny little woman lives within her own tiny little world. One day, her tiny little life is interrupted with a tiny little annoyance after a trip to the tiny little village. Crown of Dew: A princess is given anything she might dream of by her father, the king. Yet, she is unsatisfied with what she has. When she finally discovers the object of her desire, an old jeweler helps her realize the true path to her satisfaction. The Needle: The girl wishes to venture into the forest on her own, but her grandmother is concerned that the girl will not be safe on her own without a weapon. Gustav Again: Gustav returns for another wacky adventure. Even when Gustav is wrong, he is always right with his mother. In the end, good luck and fortune prove to be on Gustav's side. The Kangaroo and the Ostrich: A valuable lesson is unintentionally taught about stereotypes as a young kangaroo and a baby ostrich learn to appreciate their differences.
- Type of Show Collection
- Product Code IB2000
- Cast Size 6
- Pages 50
- Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 80 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | Community Theatre
- Genre Comedy
- ISBN(13) 9780876021408
- "We use plays from this collection for presentation to kindergartners. My students love it and the little ones do too!"
- Review by Aline Knighton, Hargrave High School, Huffman, TX
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