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Illustration by Hannah Burns.

Anansi’s Carnival Adventure

Alberto Justiniano, playwright
Gary Rue, composer


55 pgs. 28 Characters (Doubling possible. Can be performed with 9 Actors)

Originally produced by Steppingstone Theatre in 2012

Run Time: 60 minutes

Audience Recommendation: All Ages


An Afro-Latina spider, Anansi, helps Felipe and his friends save the forest when the mayor of the Caribbean Island town of San Pedro sells the surrounding forest to developers. In a rescue attempt, a group of kids join Anansi, the Spider, and his animal friends in seeking the help for Hurracan the Taino God of the wind to rid the forest of the developers. The motley crew encounters boxing turtles, and giant serpents and trick themselves out of a dangerous situation in pursuit of their mission.


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.

We are the Animals



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