Full Length Musical
Fantasy, Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - An abstract representation of a forest; there are added features such as animal cages, a road, and suggested dwellings of two of the characters.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Puppetry, Special Effects
Exterior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Church / Religious Groups
Aesop the Owl narrates and then continues the story of the famous race
in this very up-to-date adaptation. The original tortoise and hare have
children. Tommy Tortoise grows up as the child of a celebrity, and
Harriet Hare grows up the child of an outcast; and strangely, these
children are united in friendship by the way fate has shaped their
lives. But other forest creatures are not happy with the outcome of the
original race their parents ran. Tommy and Harriet are eventually turned
against each other and coerced into running their parents' old race
over again, encountering a highway full of singing automobiles, a flood
and worst of all: two human children. Songs include "Take It Slow," "Do
It Now," "Winners and Losers," and "The Raspberry Song."
Another Tortoise, Another Hare was first presented by the West T. Hill Community Theatre, Inc., in Danville, Kentucky, on October 31, 1986. It was directed by Richard Felnagle.