Short Play, Comedy / 1girl(s), 14boy(s) or girl(s)
With memorable characters and side-splitting silliness, this Greek comedy for children is the perfect show for any season!
The Ants and The Grasshoppers - A Greek Comedy is a hilarious twist on the classic Aesop's fable! When those goof-off grasshoppers arrive in Ancient Greece, the ants discover all the forbidden fun they've been missing, but when Winter arrives, the Queen leaves those good-for-nothing grasshoppers out in the cold and the ants become bored beyond belief and unable to accomplish their precious work!!! Now it's up to Eddie, the Queen's son, to lead a search party to rescue the grasshoppers and save the colony from dying... from boredom! With memorable characters and side-splitting silliness, it is the perfect show for any season!
Also available as a musical!
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Greek; Roman & Biblical
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Setting: An anthill in Ancient Greece.
- Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
Casting1girl(s), 14boy(s) or girl(s)
EPSILON - The Ant Choral Master
HOP, SKIP & JUMP - Three fun-loving Grasshoppers
OMICRON - The wondrous blind oracle
ALEXANDRA THE GREAT - Queen of the anthill
ALPHA & OMEGA - The Royal Assistants to the Queen
EDDIE - The Queen’s Son (The One in the Eye-patch)
THE STORM - A terrible Winter’s storm
- Ensemble cast
- Cross gender casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Features Children
- Features Teens
- Flexible casting
- Roles for Children
- Room for Extras
Any of these characters can be played by/as boys or girls with the exception of ALEXANDRA, who should be a girl.