Lion and Mouse Stories

by  Colleen Neuman

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  26boy(s) or girl(s)

This clever play is really four little plays tied together by a Mouse -- a very clever Mouse -- who tells a series of stories to a Lion -- a very arrogant Lion -- to avoid being eaten...

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Lion and Mouse Stories

by  Colleen Neuman

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    26boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

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

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Lion and Mouse Stories is about a lion who plans to eat a mouse.  The mouse has no wish to be eaten and buys time by telling the lion four stories. In "The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal," a tiger is tricked back into a cage by a very clever jackal who pretends to be a very stupid jackal. In "A Better Mousetrap," a very clever mouse outsmarts a builder of mousetraps that, no matter how elaborate, continually fail to trap him. "The Lion's New Tail" is about a vain lion who buys an invisible tail from yet another very clever mouse. The Lion, frustruated by all these clever mice, insists he will appear in the last story. Unfortunately for him, "King of the Jungle" tells the story of a lion who is undone by a chicken foot. And the Mouse -- the very, very clever Mouse -- is saved. 

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: Lion and Mouse Stories takes place in a jungle and may be played on a bare stage or using a simple backdrop.  It can also be performed with a more elaborate set if that is desired.
  • 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

26boy(s) or girl(s)

LION
MOUSE
STORY
TELLER
TIGER
BRAHMAN
TRAP 1, 2, 3, 4
WOODS 1, 2, 3, 4
ROAD 1, 2, 3, 4
OXEN 1, 2
RIVER 1, 2, 3, 4
JACKAL
ANOTHER MOUSE
WOMAN
MAN
CORNERS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
METAL BAR 1, 2
CATCH 1, 2
HIGHER 1, 2, 3, 4
WIDER 1, 2 
LONGER 1, 2
CLOCK
ANOTHER LION
TWO MORE LIONS 1, 2
CHORUS
WIFE
BIRDS 1, 2
BUTTERFLIES 1, 2
MOUNTAIN GOATS 1, 2
GAZELLE
SNAKE
ELEPHANT 1, 2
RHINOCEROS
GIRAFFES 1, 2, 3
ANOTHER LION
MONGOOSE
SWAN

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Features Children
  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Lion and Mouse Stories provides a total of 98 roles.  It can be performed by a cast of as few as 26 with doubling. 

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Authors

Colleen Neuman

Colleen Neuman

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