The Lion and The Mouse

by  Candice Cain, Aesop

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f, 1m or f

The classic tale updated in an easy-to-perform format for children. By the author of The Lovesick Cat.

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The Lion and The Mouse

by  Candice Cain Aesop

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f, 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Young Children (Age 2 - 5)
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

Balthazar the lion traps Tess the mouse, but Tess appeals to Balthazar by saying she could be his friend if he lets her go. Balthazar agrees, which works out to his benefit when Tess is able to save him from the Hunter who ties him up with rope. The classic tale updated in an easy-to-perform format for children. By the author of The Lovesick Cat.
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Keywords

Fairy Tales, fable

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Exterior. A forest landscape with a cave.
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, 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

1m, 1f, 1m or f

TESS - a mouse
BALTHAZAR - a lion
HUNTER 

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

The Hunter can be male or female.

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Authors

Candice Cain

Candice Cain (formerly Candice Cook) was born and raised in Brookhaven, NY. She attended The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and graduated with a BA in Dramatic Literature. A few years later, Ms. Cain found herself in Los Angeles, acting in a variety of television shows and films. Ho ...

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Aesop

Legendary figure Aesop is presumed to have been born around 600 B.C. and is the supposed author of a collection of Greek fables. Various attempts were made in ancient times to establish him as an actual personage. He was most likely invented to provide an author for fables centering on beasts, so that “a story of Aesop ...

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