Farce, Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales, Parody / Spoof
60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - Medieval (6th-14th c.)
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
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Youth/Camp Programs
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.