A Terrible Tale of a Dreaded Dragon

by  Burt Leibert

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m, 2f, 3m or f, 5boy(s) or girl(s)

When a hideous Dragon is rumored to be stealing rice and terrorizing people throughout the peaceful kingdom, everyone is afraid to work or collect firewood for the coming winter -- they huddle fearfully indoors.

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A Terrible Tale of a Dreaded Dragon

by  Burt Leibert

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f, 3m or f, 5boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

When a hideous Dragon is rumored to be stealing rice and terrorizing people throughout the peaceful kingdom, everyone is afraid to work or collect firewood for the coming winter -- they huddle fearfully indoors. But brave little Peng sees no danger and answers the call from the Emperor and Empress to GO GET THE DRAGON! Well, not only does Peng discover that the Dragon is more like a puppy, but he finds the real thief of their rice! But he can't prove it alone. He calls upon the children of the kingdom (and in the audience) to help him expose the real culprits and exonerate the friendly Dragon!
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: The Village Center in a far-away place..
    The Great Purple Forest
    The Village Center Again
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 2f, 3m or f, 5boy(s) or girl(s)
HAN
HER CHILD
SHENG
TSUNG
LAO
HAI
THE ROYAL FIRST SECRETARY
THE ROYAL GENERAL OF ALL THE ARMY
THE SOLDIER
PENG, A STRANGER
THE ROYAL HERALD
THE GREAT EMPRESS
THE GREAT EMPEROR
THE DREADED DRAGON
THE CHLDREN IN THE AUDIENCE
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

The parts of the ROYAL FIRST SECRETARY, the HERALD, and the DRAGON were written for actresses, but can be performed by men by changing "she" to "he."

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Burt Leibert

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