Just So!

Written by:

Christine Foster

Cast Size:
30

    Genre:

    Adaptation
    Adventure
    Comedy
    Fantasy
    Myth/Legend/Folktale
    TYA

    Themes:

    Family

    Length:

    60 min.

    Year Written:

    2014

    Synopsis:

    Ever wonder how the Elephant got his trunk? Or the Leopard got her spots? Just So!, based on the famous Rudyard Kipling stories, will have you howling with delight at “How Things Came to Be in the High and Far Off Times when the World was So New and All.” Brimming with theatrical magic, it’s a bold and beastly adventure for all Best Beloveds and their families as well.

    Characters:

    All characters take the part of Narrator where indicated in the script, or as preferred.

    Doubling is as follows – or any entire classroom can play the 30 parts:

    First Male Actor: Tegumai, Butterfly, Elephant Child, Part of Pau Amma, Son of Adam, Tortoise.

    Second Male Actor: The Cat, Beaver, The Eldest Magician, The Wolf, Hedgehog, The Stranger.

    Third Male Actor: The Dog, Beaver, Ethiopian, Part of Pau Amma, The Chief, Painted Jaguar, First Neolthic Lady.

    First Female Actor: Teshumai, Crocodile, Leopard, Moon, Part of Pau Amma.

    Second Female Actor: Cow, Baby, Taffy, Mother Jaguar.

    Stage Manager: SFX, Beaver, Second Neolithic Lady

    First Produced:

    2014, The Brighton Fringe, The Kipling Festival Rottingdean and School Tour

    Resources:

    Available through the CPO Website.

    For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.

    To view other works by this playwright, click here.

    Notes:

    The play’s source material, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, can be found through Chapters Indigo here.

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