The Absolutely Awesome Giant

by  Bruce Shearer

Full Length Play, Comedy

A voyage of discovery for a short giant born into a large family. His desire to be an absolutely awesome giant leads to his initial boasting, and his subsequent need to go out into the world and prove himself as a giant. In the wide world he soon learns that there are things much larger and more f…

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The Absolutely Awesome Giant

by  Bruce Shearer

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    Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences

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A voyage of discovery for a short giant born into a large family. His desire to be an absolutely awesome giant leads to his initial boasting, and his subsequent need to go out into the world and prove himself as a giant. In the wide world he soon learns that there are things much larger and more fearsome than he is. Through his experiences he learns to accept himself for what he is. The play addresses the misconceptions we all have about our individual sizes and shapes. Through the humor and songs of the play, children can see that it is actually all right to be what they are, as they see the giant making all sorts of humorous mistakes in trying to be what he is not.

This delightful script contains many "songs" that can be chanted or sung to music of your own choosing or devising.

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Setting: Various

GIANT - a boy who wishes to be huge, awesome, and fearsome, and who ventures out int the world to prove he is.

GIANT'S MOTHER - she is a very kind mother who is extremely fond of her son. She makes sure he takes a hat and a clean handkerchief on his adventures.

A WOMAN - a friendly lady who meets the giant in the street

OLD LADY/WITCH - an old deaf lady dressed in black who may or may not be a witch

A MONSTER - a grump monster that has trouble sleeping. The monster gets very hungry when it can't sleep.

SINGING SNAILS - rock and roll snails who go around the country singing.

A GIRL - lives in the village that the giant visits. She is about the same size and about the same age as the giant. She doesn't believe that he is a giant.

BOXING BEETLE - the Fluffweight champion of the world. The Boxing Beetle is very aggressive towards anything larger than itself. It wears red truncks and red boxing gloves.

SNAKE - The snake is representative from the Kingdom of Snakes where they are looking for a King. There can be a chorus of snakes.

LARGE BOY - truly enormous, but is still only a boy. Only one of his shoes and his leg is visible to the giant and the audience.

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