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Aesop's Open Auditions - Short Play

Aesop's Open Auditions

Dave Brandl

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Short Play

18boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573701535

Aesop A. Aesop, CIX (the 109th), a modern descendant of the famous fabulist, holds an open audition for the first new Aesop's fable in 2500 years. Improvisation, cold readings, and new fable ideas are on the agenda. All the favorite and familiar characters show up (plus a few newcomers), hoping to…

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Short Play

Theatre for Young Audiences

Settings Of Play - Open stage in the present.

Aesop A. Aesop, CIX (the 109th), a modern descendant of the famous fabulist, holds an open audition for the first new Aesop's fable in 2500 years. Improvisation, cold readings, and new fable ideas are on the agenda. All the favorite and familiar characters show up (plus a few newcomers), hoping to be cast in legendary director Cecily B. Speilberg's newest blockbuster. Skulking beneath this historic project is the Wolf's diabolical plan to revenge himself against the Fox, Lion, and Dog, who generally got the better of him in the original fables.
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CASTING

18boy(s) or girl(s)

SHEEP - naive and literal

MOUSE - meek and hardworking

RAVEN - a rascal and a scavenger, Woolf's stooge who constantly bickrs with Serpent for positioning

SERPENT - sneaky and not to be trusted, Wolf's Lieutenant, with Raven, the constant bickering, posing, posturing and positioning lead to many slapstick opportunities

CECILY B. SPIELBERG - the director of the production. Cecily has numerous credits and awards with motion pictures, television, and the theater. She's admired by most of the industry.

VANESSA THIGBY - Cecily's production assistant, very efficient and focused

ROLAND INFERNO - personal assistant to Aesop A. Aesop, CIX. He can be surly, mean, sarcastic, and rude.

WOLF - cunning and dangerous, how far will he go to eliminate his competition and firmly establish himself as the ultimate Aesop's Fable character?

CAT - deceitful and skilled

HARE - fast but not bright

DONKEY - stupid and stubborn

DOG - loyal and sleepy

FROG - arrogant and a joker

TORTOISE - slow and thorough

CHAMELEON - eager to please and confident, cocky, brash, and not nearly as amusing as he believes he is

FOX - sly and intelligent

LION - powerful and compassionate

AESOP A. AESOP, CIX - direct descendent of Aesop. She tries to remain pure to her famous ancestor's traditions.

Author
Dave Brandl

Dave Brandl

Dave Brandl began writing plays in 1988, and currently has more than 20 plays published, which have been produced across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. He has also been involved in Denver theater since 1980, appearing in or directing more than 100 productions with several local theater groups. view full profile

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