The Lion Who Wouldn't

by  Gifford W. Wingate, Allan J. Friedman

Short Play, Comedy  /  6m, 4f

A bookish lion, bored with circus life, refuses to renew his contract. His packing is interrupted by children who offer to help him rehearse his secret ambitions. Using his boxes for sets, the children set the stage for the lion's dreams.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Young Children (Age 2 - 5)
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)

Additional Info

A bookish lion, bored with circus life, refuses to renew his contract. His packing is interrupted by children who offer to help him rehearse his secret ambitions. Using his boxes for sets, the children set the stage for the lion's dreams - heroic self portraits as baseball pitcher, teacher, sea captain, detective, and film star. When each dream dissolves in failure, the lion is persuaded to return to the role he plays best - circus star.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

6m, 4f
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All necessary music materials can be found at the back of the acting edition. 

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Authors

Gifford W. Wingate

Gifford W. Wingate

Allan J. Friedman

Allan J. Friedman

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