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Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (Neary) - Short Play, Comedy

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (Neary)

Jack Neary

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Short Play, Comedy

10boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573701719

Adapted by Jack Neary from The Arabian Nights
The king of an ancient land commands the town storyteller to mesmerize him with a story. If she fails in her attempt, she faces banishment! With this weighty task before her, Scheherazade transforms each of the townspeople into actors and recruits them into acting out the story of Aladdin.

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce, Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales, Parody / Spoof

60 minutes (1 hour)

Settings Of Play - The generic palace of a generic King. (That is, a King who would have, in his employ, a "Grand Vizier!")

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, No intermission, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat, Special Effects

Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Shoestring Budget

The King is in a very, very bad mood. Not even his Jester can rescue him from his gloominess, and his funnybone is decidedly broken. It's up to the Courtesan Scheherezade to do what she does best--tell an exciting story which will entertain the King, and save her and the rest of his subjects from his wrath. Her story of Aladdin is spell-binding, exciting, and extremely funny. Will the King think so? We can only hope!
This adaptation of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp was first produced by the Summer Theatre At Mount Holyoke College.
Characters

CASTING

10boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

While classified as "non-gender, youth," there are some roles which would benefit from gender-specific consideration.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

THE KING
SCHEHERAZADE
THE MUSICIAN - who plays Aladdin
THE COOK  - who plays Aladdin's Mother
THE JESTER - who plays The Magician
THE PORTER - who plays The Genie
THE CHANCELLOR - who plays The Grand Vizier
THE ACCOUNTANT - who plays The Grand Vizier's Son
THE DANCER - who plays The Princess
THE GENERAL - who plays The Sultan
FIRST MERCHANT
SECOND MERCHANT
TOWNSPEOPLE

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Jack Neary

Jack Neary

Jack Neary's plays have been produced all over the United States, in Canada, and in Europe. He is the author of Samuel French plays First Night and Sandbag, Stage Left (as John Anthony), as well as adaptations of The Fall of the House of Usher, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, and The Little Match Girl. His Jerry Finnegan's Sister was produced in Paris as La Soeur de Jerry King, and starred Arthur ... view full profile

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Sandy Spears 9/30/2013 10:10 AM
I suggest this play for the middle school level. I have directed this show several times in my career. It is a great play for an ensemble of actors. The characters are fun and entertaining for the audience to watch. The script is easy for the actors to understand and to be creative with their roles. The costumes can also be fun. There is minimal props.This play is easy to stage.

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