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Woodsmen and the Fairy, The - Short Play, Comedy

Woodsmen and the Fairy, The

Candice Cain, Aesop

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Short Play, Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573703768

Based on one of Aesop's fables
Henry is a simple and happy woodsman. Every day, he chops trees down and sells them at the market. One day, his friend Jim startles him and Henry drops his axe into a pond. Lily, the water fairy of the pond, appears and retrieves Henry's axe. She gives Henry a test to find out his honesty.

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales

30 minutes, 40 minutes

Settings Of Play - A forest.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Young Children (Age 2 - 5), Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Shoestring Budget

Henry is a simple and happy woodsman. Every day, he chops trees down and sells them at the market. One day, his friend Jim startles him and Henry drops his axe into a pond. Lily, the water fairy of the pond, appears and retrieves Henry's axe. She gives Henry a test to find out his honesty, and Henry passes with flying colors. As a reward for telling the truth, Lily gives Henry two ornate axes. Jim finds out about Henry's good fortune, and seeks Lily for his own gain. He drops his axe in the same pond, and Lily appears. Lily gives Jim the same test to find out how honest he is, and Jim fails miserably. To punish him for lying, Lily turns Jim into a tree. Jim finally learns the importance of telling the truth and being honest, and becomes a man once again.

Based on one of Aesop's fables, The Woodsmen & the Fairy teaches children the importance of being honest and telling the truth. The Woodsmen & the Fairy is a brief, yet fun and educational play for children ages 5 - 9. There is a great deal of audience participation in this play, which keeps the audience involved and interested. Only three actors are required for this play: Jim, Lily, and Henry. The entire story takes place in one area of the woods. During one scene, the action takes place in front of the curtains. The costumes are simple. Because of the minimal production requirements, this makes an excellent play for any group to perform, either formally or informally.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

JIM - Begins the story as a tree, comes back as a man, who is later turned into a tree by Lily. Devious and a liar, Jim learns the lesson of the important of telling the truth.
LILY - A no-nonsense water fairy. Turns Jim into a tree to teach him the important of telling the truth.
HENRY - Jim's friend who drops his axe into the pond by accident. Lily gives him two ornate axes for telling the truth. Honest and good, Henry already knows the importance of telling the truth and is rewarded for it. 
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)
Candice Cain

Candice Cain

Candice Cain (formerly Candice Cook) was born and raised in Brookhaven, NY. She attended The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and graduated with a BA in Dramatic Literature. A few years later, Ms. Cain found herself in Los Angeles, acting in a variety of television shows and films. However, her heart remained with playwrighting. After moving back to New York, she pursued ... view full profile

Aesop

Aesop

Legendary figure Aesop is presumed to have been born around 600 B.C. and is the supposed author of a collection of Greek fables. Various attempts were made in ancient times to establish him as an actual personage. He was most likely invented to provide an author for fables centering on beasts, so that “a story of Aesop” became synonymous with “fable.” view full profile

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