Comedy. 15-20 minutes. 5+ any gender. Suitable for elementary school and older.
Developed under Dr. Kirstin Pauka as part of a Wayang Kulit for Western Actors Project, 2006. The play was further developed by Dr. Dennis Carroll and had an invited audience production at The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa in 2006 under the direction of Ashley DeMoville.
Cough! Blech! Smoke and ash fill the air! People everywhere demand change, but how? Even the King is at his wit's end. In desperation, he proposes a race to decide who will inherit the throne. The competitors? Climate-conscious Ardjuna on his humble skateboard—and gas-guzzling ogre Chevronexxon in his smoke-belching SUV. In this play inspired by Indonesian wayang kulit performance, it's a race of heroes and champions, villains and monsters, with the fate of the world at stake.