Heads and Tales
by Carol Lauck
Short Play, Comedy / 4m or f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)
A whimsical and energetic Professor and his assistants guide 10 year old T.J. through adventures to free his imagination. "Do you know there are people who never use imagination?" asks the Professor. "Sad, but true," he laments.
A whimsical and energetic Professor and his assistants guide 10 year old T.J. through comical adventures to free his imagination. "Do you know there are people who never use imagination?" asks the Professor. "Sad, but true," he laments. "Almost as sad as people not using smiles." Through a variety of adventures in dance exercises, story creation and silliness, T.J. measures up well, and earns his Free Imagination pom pom without the aid of computor assistance. The play offers complete flexibility in casting, since the characters could be of any age or either gender with just a small name adjustment.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
- Setting: The play is set in an elementary school library with appropriate furnishings such as bookcases, bulletin boards, filing cabinets, a world globe, library tables and desks. The cast is dressed in colorful contemporary clothing with the exception of the Professor who, over normal clothing, wears a mortar board with an enormous gold tasel and a traditional gown with flashy trim. His footwear is decorated with gold pompoms on the top and a large single red spot on the right sole to "get off on the right foot and always on the dot."
- Additional Features: Mime, No intermission, Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
Casting4m or f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)
SOFIA/SOPHOCLES - his/her imagination
THE PROFESSOR - a comical instructor in the art of creating tales
MARIA/MARIO - professor's assistant
FREDERICK/FREDERICA - professor's assistant
- Non-Traditional casting
- Cross gender casting
- Features Children
- Flexible casting
- Roles for Children
Casting of this play is very flexible. The entire cast could be children or teens, if desired.
Heads and Tales premiered at Looking Glass Theatre for Young Audiences, at the Little Lake Theatre in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, on July 19, 1978.