Short Play, Satire/Political Satire / 4m
Characters from Brecht's full-length play Man Equals Man put on a play for an audience of fellow soldiers: An elephant calf is accused of killing his own mother, and a banana tree is determined to prove his guilt in a trial moderated by the Moon as judge.
Subtitled, "Or, the provability of every contention," The Elephant Calf features the characters of Man Equals Man putting on a play for an audience of fellow soldiers. In their play, an elephant calf is accused of killing his own mother, and a banana tree is determined to prove his guilt in a trial moderated by the Moon as judge.
Brecht draws upon the modern resources of comedy, the style of the music hall, the technique of film, and absurdity raised to an art - gives theatre its new Brechtian image and dimension that has loomed so large on the modern stage.
Published in The Jewish Wife & Other Short Plays.
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
- Setting: A "theatre" seen from the side. A platform beneath rubber trees. We can see both behind and in front of the curtain.
- Additional Features: Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music
GALY GAY (Jeraiah Jip)
- All Male
- Non-Traditional casting
- Expandable casting