Wondrous Tales of Old Japan
David Furumoto, playwright
33 pgs. 2 female, 3 male (29 characters total, doubled)
Doubling is possible
Originally produced in CTC’s 1998-99 season
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
Wondrous Tales of Old Japan is a collection of amazing Japanese folk tales including worlds where ogres clash with heroes who are born from giant peaches, fishermen fall in love with dragon princesses, and magical dogs that reincarnate. The tales include Momotaro: The Peach Boy, Urashimataro: The Enchanted Fisherman, Yuki Onna: The Snow Woman, and Hanasaka Jiji: The Old Man That Made the Trees Bloom.
“…Wondrous Tales of Old Japan takes audiences to a place of shared imagination both exotic and familiar. The stories are funny, tender and amazing.” –Aberdeen American News
Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.
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