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- The actor/s playing The Moralists and the Narrators walk onstage with their scripts in a book. They bow to the audience, and sit on chairs far on either side of the stage, close to the audience.
- When the actors aren't speaking, they mime what the Narrators are saying.
- Before each scene one Announcer comes onstage, faces the audience, bows, announces the title, and leaves.
- The scenery changes can be choreographed.
You can make animal costumes, but you may just want to use clothes that will give one an idea of the animals.
Accessories can be shawls, jackets and hats.
Dark glasses are great disguises, for children
they can be found in different colors, in plastic.
Ants can wear black or dark blue t-shirts and
baseball caps. Theses are all just suggestions.
Fox will wear clothes and hats depending on the personality you want to give him, either a slick fox with slick clothes, or more laid back in jeans.
The Lion and The Mouse
Rooster, Dog and Fox
The Hare and The Tortoise
The Fox and The Grapes
The Fox and The Crow
The Frog and The Bulls
Hunter's net >
behind the tree
< Bench or chairs with brown fabric
Clothes rack with grass skirt and grapes
Material and/or plastic for stream
Rooster perches on the ladder
Dog sleeps behind
Rooster and Dog enter this way and go around the stage >>>
Bulls hide behind or under the table
Frogs hang out on beach towels,
with beach balls and cocktail drinks
Crow (or Crow Puppet) stands on the stool with the cheese in his mouth
The Cat and The Mice
The Bulls never need be seen, move the table when they argue, and in the last scene shakes the ends of the 'stream', turn lights off and on along with loud noises.
< Cover the green fabric with brown fabric. This becomes the 'wall' where the mice live.
Actors dressed the same carry poles with bees on poles with strings. They can follow Barney.
Add the blackberry bush on the table
Cover the stool with a beehive
Barney's wife Wilma comes in later, with a towel
Take off the beehive cover
The grapes are held by a string.
In Scene Four someone is in the back to cut the string.
Ants cross with a long log made from fabric
The Ants can do the change in scenery
Someone is behind to cut the grapes
Basket with pie, wine and glass
Box for names
Party favors and crown
for background, or mobile whiteboard
You can cover it with the grass fringe, or make your own tree background.
Brown fabric for
'Cat and Mice'
Stepladder covered with a brown fabric for the tree trunk
for 'Dog, Rooster and Fox'
for 'Cat and Mice'
And for 'The Beehive' cover
'Lion and Mouse'
Blue fabric or plastic for stream
One long Table, cover with grass fringe
Bench or two chairs
Party favors for
'Hare and Tortoise'
Hide under the table
Cut sponge for a quarter of cheese for 'Fox and Crow'
'Fox and grapes'
< Party favors and crown under the table for 'Hare and Tortoise'
The celebrations take place here.
Bees on a string
You can have the Ants go across a second time while the 'stream is bundled to one side
Fox should wear different outfits for each scene
Stool to place behind the tree backdrop
for 'Fox and Crow'