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
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10)
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.