The Jumping Mouse

by  Debbie Roy

Short Play  /  10m or f

Inspired by a Native American folk tale, this one-act play follows the journey of Little Mouse. Grandfather, in his role as teacher/narrator, tells of the adventures and changes that happen when a small mouse asks questions and then travels out into the world to find his answers. 

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The Jumping Mouse

by  Debbie Roy

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

Inspired by a Native American folk tale, this one-act play follows the journey of Little Mouse. Grandfather, in his role as teacher/narrator, tells of the adventures and changes that happen when a small mouse asks questions and then travels out into the world to find his answers. From seeing a river for the first time, to saving the life of a buffalo, to learning to trust his own courage, our hero learns and becomes wise. By the end of the play, Little Mouse has grown and changed in many ways, and achieved more than he expected when he set out - but, as Grandfather says, "What makes you think that this is the end of his journey?"
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

10m or f
LITTLE HAWK
GANDFATHER
LITTLE MOUSE
SISTER MOUSE
BROTHER MOUSE
RACCOON
FROG
OLD MOUSE
BUFFALO
WOLF
VOICE
ENSEMBLE
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Cast includes 10 characters and a 6-10 person ensemble

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Authors

Debbie Roy

Debbie Roy

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