The Tortoise and The Hare
by Candice Cain
Short Play, Comedy / 10boy(s) or girl(s)
Flash the Hare wants to prove that he is the fastest animal in the forest. He only has one more forest animal to beat in a race so he can claim his title: Theodore the Tortoise. Flash is so confident that he can beat Theodore that he doesn't prepare for the race. Furthermore, he brags to anyone who will listen that he is going to beat Theo.
Based on one of Aesop's fables, The Tortoise and The Hare teaches children the importance of humility, not underestimating someone, and believing in themselves. A fun and educational play for children ages 5 - 9. There is a great deal of audience participation in this play, keeping them involved and interested.
Because of the minimal production requirements, this makes an excellent play for any group to perform.
"It still includes all the morality that Aesop wanted to pass along, especially: 'Slow and steady wins the race', but it expands the character roster and uber-anthropomorphizes the entire cast." - A Seat on the Aisle, Read More
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Not Applicable
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: The forest
- Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, No intermission
- Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
Casting10boy(s) or girl(s)
SLY THE FOX - Suave and intelligent.
THEODORE THE TORTOISE - Laid back and friendly. Happy to be included.
TRIXIE THE BUNNY - Silly and airheaded. A cheerleader.
DIXIE THE BUNNY - Silly and airheaded. A cheerleader.
FLO THE BUNNY - Smarter than the other two bunnies. Sarcastic and dry. A cheerleader.
JACK THE RABBIT - The bartender at The Rabbit Hole.
BARBARA THE BEAVER - The reporter for First Forest News. Can't pronounce the letter "R."
ROXY THE RACCOON - The camera operator for First Forest News.
EDWINA THE OWL - Very wise and mature.
VARIOUS FOREST ANIMALS
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Room for Extras