Comedy. 40-60 minutes. 2-20+ females, 2-20+ males (13-30 performers possible). Suitable for elementary school and older.
The play was produced at Minnesota State University (Mankato, MN) for their Minnesota Children's Tour. It was produced again by Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI) for their Children's Tour of Michigan elementary schools.
When Chris climbs into his Grandmother's attic and blows upon a magic ocarina, the mysterious Storyteller and his many spirits and elves appear. But Chris is in for a surprise when the Storyteller sends Chris (and his trusty cat Keara) into the fable as the little tailor himself! Chris doesn't feel very brave to begin with, but once he encounters a not-so-bright giant, the royal court, two vain dragons, a mysterious unicorn and the dreaded Swamp Monster, perhaps he'll learn where bravery comes from. The furniture of Grandmother's attic becomes all of the locales in this comic adventure for young audiences.
"What a pleasure... Young and old audiences had a grand time... See it if you can, and bring the kids." - Nanette de Plume, Grand Haven Tribune (Michigan)
"An exciting production that moved quickly and kept us enthralled." - MLK Elementary School, Grand Rapids
"They were engrossed in the program the whole time." - Aberdeen Elementary, Grand Rapids
"Teachers said it was the best [production] they'd had in a long time." - Campau Park Elementary, Grand Rapids