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THE WOLF AND ITS SHADOWS

Developed with and produced by The Open Eye Theater (http://theopeneyetheater.org), THE WOLF AND ITS SHADOWS is based on my one act stage play published by Dramatic Publishing Company,  

In the forest at night, Wolf and Dog encounter stories from around the world that contrast the positive and negative wolf images that have long influenced human understanding . Traveling toward Dog’s home, where Wolf intends to seek employment, the two meet a hunter and a shepherd, each of whom spins a tale of the evil wolf’s foolishness and greed. Wolf responds with very different stories of her own. By dawn, she and Dog understand the high price of freedom. With respect for one another, they choose their separate ways.

For a copy of the radio script, please email me at sandyasher@gmail.com

For copies of the stage plays (full-length and one-act), see Dramatic Publishing Company: https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/the-wolf-and-its-shadows

Characters (may be played by any gender, although casting the WOLF as female may explode the storybook stereotype more effectively): 

FIRST ACTOR — also plays WOLF

SECOND ACTOR — also plays DOG

THIRD ACTOR — also plays HUNTER, SHEPHERD, VOICE of SPIRIT OF THE SKY

 

WELCOME HOME, BEAR!

A radio version of my in-progress stage play, developed with and produced by The Open Eye Theater.  For stage or radio scripts, please email me at sandyasher@gmail.com.

Bear and Mouse are neighbors, but they are not friends. Bear keeps his den neat and tidy, just the way he likes it.  Mouse keeps her den filled to the brim with seasonal decorations, just the way she likes it.  They have their differences and keep their distance.  One day, Bear decides to visit a friend who lives on the other side of the forest and asks Mouse to keep an eye on his den while he’s gone.  She agrees to do so, but, to Mouse’s eye, Bear’s den is empty and sadly in need of decoration.  One week later, Bear returns to a den so stuffed with Mouse’s additions, there’s no room inside for him!  Together, Bear and Mouse restore Bear’s den to its former simplicity, and Mouse realizes that it’s not empty at all.  It’s filled with Bear and their new friendship.

CHARACTERS

FIRST STORYTELLER, also plays MOUSE, who loves to collect beautiful things.

SECOND STORYTELLER, also plays BEAR, who is all about tidiness and simplicity.

Note:  To distinguish between them in this script, BEAR is male and MOUSE is female, but they may be played as any gender.

 

FIDELIO

A radio-play-in-progress being developed with The Open Eye Theater, FIDELIO is inspired by the English fairy tale “Cap O’Rushes” (and has elements in common with “King Lear”).  For a perusal script, please email me at sandyasher@gmail.com.

FIDELIO tells the story of a vain king who calls each of his three daughters to his throne room on her 18th birthday and asks how much she loves him.  AMELIA, the eldest daughter, declares she loves him as much as he loves power, and BELINDA, the middle daughter loves him as much as he loves wealth.  Satisfactory answers, both.  Then the youngest daughter, CARAMIA, says that she loves him for himself, just as her dog FIDELIO loves her, and the king flies into a rage.  He banishes CARAMIA from the kingdom and is later forced to learn, the hard way, what the love of a loyal heart truly means.

CHARACTERS:

NARRATOR

KING

ANITA, his eldest daughter

BELINDA, his middle daughter

CARAMIA, his youngest daughter

FIDELIO, a dog, who barks and whines

FIRST CROWD VOICE

SECOND CROWD VOICE

CROWD VOICES, additional voices as needed

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