Magic, the Moon and a Pig Named Dog – traditional children’s play

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Magic, the Moon and a Pig Named Dog is a free adaptation of three classic Afro-Caribbean folk tales and targeted to children ages eight through 13 and adults in this traditional children’s play. 

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traditional children's play

MAGIC, THE MOON AND A PIG NAMED DOG – TRADITIONAL CHILDREN’S PLAY

Magic, the Moon and a Pig Named Dog is a free adaptation of three classic Afro-Caribbean folk tales and targeted to children ages eight through 13 and adults in this traditional children’s play. 

The stories center around the activities of Jamel (who is loosely based on the folk character Anansi), a father of six oddly named but uniquely talented children, who conducts his day-to-day business in a small village. The three stories are about him; his brother Akilah’s encounter with a conjurer and how, by using her magic, he manages to fulfill a task imposed on him by the King and Queen; and one that Jamel creates to tell his family, about a young woman’s quest to lead home a pig she has bought as a pet. The third is a framing device for the second: Jamel ventures to a nearby village. En route, he is swallowed by a huge fish and is ultimately rescued by the cleverness, and unusual skills, of his children — and which results in an explanation of how there came to be a moon.

Read more plays by Evan Guilford Blake including Anansi’s children in Holiday Shorts

Author: Evan Guilford Blake

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Traditional children’s play, African Carribean folk tales

Cast: Large cast play from 20 to 34 characters

Suitable for: Children from age 8 to 13 and adults

Length: 70 minutes running time

Set:  The play may be presented on a bare stage or with as much suggestion of the locales as the director chooses

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – large cast crowd control

Read a Sample of the Script from the first story

Read a Sample of the script from the second story

Read a Sample of the Script from the third story

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Magic, The Moon and a Pig named Dog

Copyright © September 2019 Guilford Blake Corp.

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