Apo in the Sky

by Elana and Les Hunter

About the Play

Folktale. 40-50 minutes. 2-4 females, 2-4 males, 1-3 any gender (5-11 performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older performers, and elementary and older audiences.

Premiered at Talespinner Children's Theatre (Cleveland, OH).


Inspired by a classic Filipino folktale and reimagined for modern audiences, this is the magical story of a girl who wants to get out of her boring village and visit the Sky. While foraging in the jungle for food, Apo encounters a friendly diwata —a spirit of nature—who grants her wish. In the Sky, she meets rhyming betel nuts and the Sun, who secretly yearns to be loved as a person, not venerated as a celestial being. Together, they realize that the most precious things in life are closer than we think.
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Classroom Copy License $85.00 $0.00
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Silver Package $80.00 $0.00
Gold Package $105.00 $0.00
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