Another Anansi – children’s play script

children's play script

ANOTHER ANANSI – CHILDREN’S PLAY SCRIPT BASED ON A TRADITIONAL FOLK TALE

Anansi is a naughty spider. He’s also quite lazy and a trickster, preferring to trick the other animals out of their hard earned food than do the work to find his own food himself in this children’s play script.

He thinks he’s quite clever when, in the same day, he cons goat, lion, warthog and bear out of their food and settles down for a nice meal. But unbeknownst to him, the four of them have figured out what he did and together with turkey, (the brains of the outfit) they set out to con him right back!

Anansi is a traditional character that appears in both West African and Jamaican folk tales. Another Anansi and Other Animal Tales was written for a summer theater group of young actors to have fun with.

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Author: Timothy Brown

Type: One act play

Genre: Children’s play script

Cast: 6 actors.
”The casting is not gender specific so feel free to change the script if necessary and add additional dialogue especially when all the characters are speaking. ”

Ages of the actors: Children

Suitable for: Children to perform and the whole family to watch

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set: A clearing in the jungle where the main trails meet. There is a tree or two off to the side and a small boulder in the center.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – great for 7 year olds and up. Slightly younger children may find the script quite wordy.

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $6.50 for this previously performed play script

Contact off the Wall Plays with any queries about Another Anansi

Copyright © April 2019 Tim Brown and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Read other similar children’s plays that would be great for your class!

Anansi and his children – a play within the collection of plays called ‘Holiday Shorts’ when Anansi’s children save him from being eaten by a giant fish
The Adventures of Mojoe and Snowy in Lochloosa
The Mystery of the Missing Meatball – for younger readers

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