This myth is about Pandora and the box of troubles left by the gods. Pandora knows she mustn't open the box—but her curiosity is overwhelming. She decides to take just a teeny peek. The troubles, who were locked in, throw open the lid and leap into the world. Nathaniel Hawthorne took the familiar story of Pandora from Greek mythology and wove it into a tale called The Paradise of Children.I.E. Clark dramatized the story into a short play which will serve well in children's theatre and on the high-school or college stage. It is an exciting way to introduce Greek mythology to young people, and to get an entire class on stage. More children and troubles may be added as desired. The charm of this play is the charm of any fairy tale—magical things happen right before our eyes, transporting us into a world of make-believe which, for the moment, becomes the real world.
- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code PH4000
- Cast Size 15
- Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
- Cost $8.95
- Approx. Run Time 25 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Elementary School | Middle School | High School | Touring Group
- Genre Drama
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "Get the director's book; it has tons of helpful tips."
- Tip by Jennifer Witherspoon, Forte Jr. High, Azle, TX