The Calico Tiger

by  Christian B. Garrison

Short Play, Comedy  /  8m or f

As the tiger enters the forest, the other animals are frightened and hide, leaving the tiger lonely and without friends. After all, he can't change his fierce appearance. Then the other animals devise a plan to paint him calico! The plan works...until it rains!

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Young Children (Age 2 - 5)
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)

Additional Info

As the tiger enters the forest, the other animals are frightened and hide, leaving the tiger lonely and without friends. After all, he can't change his fierce appearance. Then the other animals devise a plan -- paint him calico! The plan works -- until it rains! To make matters worse a hunter enters the forest stalking the mighty tiger. Peace is restored when the animals realize that it is truly the nature of the creature that matters, not his appearance.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Somewhere in the jungle.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • 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

8m or f
THE WISEONE
JEROME TIGER
BIG MONKEY
LITTLE MONKEY NUMBER 1
LITTLE MONKEY NUMBER 2
ELEPHANT
RHINOCEROS
KING COBRA
BIRD OF PARADISE
A HUNTER
EXTRAS AS DESIRED
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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

For a flexible cast of eight and extras if desired.

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Authors

Christian B. Garrison

Christian B. Garrison

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