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Heads and Tales - Short Play, Comedy

Heads and Tales

Carol Lauck

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Short Play, Comedy

4m or f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573650482

A whimsical and energetic Professor and his assistants guide 10 year old T.J. through adventures to free his imagination. "Do you know there are people who never use imagination?" asks the Professor. "Sad, but true," he laments.

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The play is set in an elementary school library with appropriate furnishings such as bookcases, bulletin boards, filing cabinets, a world globe, library tables and desks. The cast is dressed in colorful contemporary clothing with the exception of the Professor who, over normal clothing, wears a mortar board with an enormous gold tasel and a traditional gown with flashy trim. His footwear is decorated with gold pompoms on the top and a large single red spot on the right sole to "get off on the right foot and always on the dot."

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Mime, No intermission, Physical Comedy

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TAGS

Childhood

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, Community Theatre

A whimsical and energetic Professor and his assistants guide 10 year old T.J. through comical adventures to free his imagination. "Do you know there are people who never use imagination?" asks the Professor. "Sad, but true," he laments. "Almost as sad as people not using smiles." Through a variety of adventures in dance exercises, story creation and silliness, T.J. measures up well, and earns his Free Imagination pom pom without the aid of computor assistance. The play offers complete flexibility in casting, since the characters could be of any age or either gender with just a small name adjustment.

Heads and Tales premiered at Looking Glass Theatre for Young Audiences, at the  Little Lake Theatre in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, on July 19, 1978.

Characters

CASTING

4m or f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Features Children, Flexible casting, Roles for Children

CASTING NOTES

Casting of this play is very flexible. The entire cast could be children or teens, if desired. 

T.J. - a ten year old child
SOFIA/SOPHOCLES - his/her imagination
THE PROFESSOR - a comical instructor in the art of creating tales
MARIA/MARIO - professor's assistant
FREDERICK/FREDERICA - professor's assistant
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

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