African Tales: Kalulu and Rumpelstiltskin

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The fire crackles, the drums pulse, and everyone listens to two tales magically spun under the great African sky. In Rumpelstiltskin, a young queen’s love for her child thwarts the evil intentions of a crooked little man. In Kalulu, a swaggering and boastful hare suffers the consequences of deceit when he tries to swindle a bag of gold from the king. The characters in these two legends create a whirlwind of color and sound, and evoke the magic of the triumph of good over evil.

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Description

Creators
Timothy Mason, playwright

 

Details

13 pgs. 2 male, 1 female, 4 either

Originally produced by CTC in 1980-81

Run Time: 70 minutes

Audience Recommendation: All Ages

Synopsis

The fire crackles, the drums pulse, and everyone listens to two tales magically spun under the great African sky. In Rumpelstiltskin, a young queen’s love for her child thwarts the evil intentions of a crooked little man. In Kalulu, a swaggering and boastful hare suffers the consequences of deceit when he tries to swindle a bag of gold from the king. The characters in these two legends create a whirlwind of color and sound, and evoke the magic of the triumph of good over evil.

African Tales could stun a child of any age into an appreciation of live theatre.” –Minneapolis Parent Magazine

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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Script Type

Demo CD with vocals, Hard Copy Perusal, PDF Perusal, Production CD, Written Score Hard Copy, Written Score PDF

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