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THREEE: Three Funny Folktales - Collection / Anthology, Comedy

THREEE: Three Funny Folktales

Colleen Neuman

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Collection / Anthology, Comedy

2m, 2f, 66boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874402148

Winner! 2010 AATE Distinguished Play Award

Three very funny folktales from the author of our immensely popular PRINCESS PLAYS and LION AND MOUSE STORIES. THREEE contains:

The Lion Who Roared
A Fair Price
Banana Sandwich In A Boat…

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Description

Collection / Anthology

Comedy

Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales

75 Minutes

Settings Of Play -

The Lion Who Roared takes place in a jungle and can be played on a bare stage or using a simple backdrop.  It can also be performed with a more elaborate set if that is desired.  

A Fair Price takes place in a marketplace and can be played on a bare stage or using a simple backdrop.  It can also be performed with a more elaborate set if that is desired. 

Banana Sandwich In A Boat takes place in multiple settings that can be played on a bare stage or using a simple backdrop.  It can also be performed with a more elaborate set if that is desired. 


FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Church / Religious Groups

Winner! 2010 AATE Distinguished Play Award

THREEE is a collection of clever folktales that count to three -- three contests, three copper coins, three fools. 

The Lion Who Roared is about a noisy lion whose weary jungle neighbors yearn for a good night's sleep.  Lion is challenged to three contests by the Popalopalus -- a new "animal" that all the jungle animals join together to create.  This Popalopalus proves to be biggest, strongest and, most of all, loudest.  Lion must trade his roar for a whisper.

In A Fair Price three women are being cheated out of three copper coins by greedy merchants who want to charge them for the shade under a cart, for the smell of a honey cake and for hearing the sound of a flute.  The women win the day by putting a different twist on the same trick.  They pay the merchants with the shadow of three copper coins, the smell of three copper coins and the sound of three copper coins rattling.

Banana Sandwich In A Boat is the story of a foolish bridegroom who must find three fools greater than himself before the wedding can take place.  Luckily for him, the world proves to have no shortage of fools.  First there is the man who jumps out of a tree in an attempt to put on his pants.  Then there is the woman who built a house with no windows and must haul in buckets of sunshine.  And finally there is the town where a woman riding a donkey can't fit under a gate and the townspeople argue over whether to cut off the poor donkey's legs or the poor woman's head.  The bridegroom is happily married.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f, 66boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Features Children, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

THREEE has very flexible casting.  The three plays provide a total of 70 roles but each play can be performed using more or fewer performers as follows: 

The Lion Who Roared is written for 31 but can be performed by a larger or smaller cast by using more or fewer PARROTS, MONKEYS, ARMADILLO CHILDREN and HYENAS.

A Fair Price is written for 17.  It can be performed by a cast as small as 9 with doubling.  It can be performed by a cast larger than 17 by using more CUSTOMERS.

Banana Sandwich In A Boat is written for 22.  It can be performed by a cast as small as 12 with doubling.  It can be performed by a cast larger than 22 by using more actors as HOUSE or WEDDING GUESTS.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

The Lion Who Roared (all roles are gender neutral)

Lion

Giraffe

Zebra

Leopard

Anetlope

Elephant

Ostrich

Python

Rhinoceros

Parrots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Monnkeys 1, 2, 3, 4

Ant

Spider

Beetle

Old Baboon

Armadillo

Armadillo Children 1, 2, 3, 4

Toucan

Gazelle

Hyenas 1, 2

A Fair Price

Woman (may be played as Man)

Daughter (may be played as Son)

Driver (gender neutral)

Donkey (gender neutral)

Baker (gender neutral)

Peddler (gender neutral)

Headwoman 1, 2, 3 (may be played as Headman 1, 2, 3)

Customers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Banana Sandwich In A Boat

Man

Father (may be played as Mother)

Daughter

Man 2

Wife (may be played as male Friend)

Mother (may be played as male Friend)

Woman (may be played as Man)

House 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (gender neutral)

Weddings Guest 1, 2, 3, 4 (gender neutral)

Bride

Town Crier (gender neutral)

Priest (gender neutral)

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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