Short Play, Comedy / 2m, 1f
Henry is a simple and happy woodsman. Every day, he chops trees down and sells them at the market. One day, his friend Jim startles him and Henry drops his axe into a pond. Lily, the water fairy of the pond, appears and retrieves Henry's axe. She gives Henry a test to find out his honesty.
Based on one of Aesop's fables, The Woodsmen & the Fairy teaches children the importance of being honest and telling the truth. The Woodsmen & the Fairy is a brief, yet fun and educational play for children ages 5 - 9. There is a great deal of audience participation in this play, which keeps the audience involved and interested. Only three actors are required for this play: Jim, Lily, and Henry. The entire story takes place in one area of the woods. During one scene, the action takes place in front of the curtains. The costumes are simple. Because of the minimal production requirements, this makes an excellent play for any group to perform, either formally or informally.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Not Applicable
- Duration: 30 minutes, 40 minutes
- Setting: A forest.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
LILY - A no-nonsense water fairy. Turns Jim into a tree to teach him the important of telling the truth.
HENRY - Jim's friend who drops his axe into the pond by accident. Lily gives him two ornate axes for telling the truth. Honest and good, Henry already knows the importance of telling the truth and is rewarded for it.
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