The Myths at the Edge of the World by Matthew Webster - Theatrefolk

The Myths at the Edge of the World
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The Myths at the Edge of the World

by Matthew Webster

Four campers are not only lost in the wood, they are lost at the edge of the world with no land, water, stars or sun. The only way to bring life back is to ask the right questions that will release stories from the wind.

 About 50 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 7
2 M | 3 W | 2 Any Gender, Expandable to 30


Simple set


 42 pages

"All the sights and sounds of history are caught forever in the wind at the time they happen. They are printed in the wind like a big digital recording then they blow away."

Four campers are not only lost in the wood, they are lost at the edge of the world with no land, water, stars or sun. The only way to bring life back is to ask the right questions that will release stories from the wind. These stories come from all over: China, Africa, Native lore, and the Aztecs. Do you know the Myth of the Water Dragons? Or The Girl who Scattered the Stars? Perhaps you are at the edge of the world too...

Excellent opportunities for mask and movement. A unique cross-curricular storytelling adventure.


Characters

 7
2 Men, 3 Women, 2 Any Gender, Expandable to 30

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Actor 1:


Josh [M]
71 lines
Blue Dragon [M]
10 lines
Cedar [M]
25 lines
God 4 [M]
4 lines

Actor 2:


Ted [M]
66 lines
Black Dragon [M]
12 lines
Pine [M]
25 lines
God 1 [M]
4 lines

Actor 3: (female)


Vicky [W]
75 lines
Yellow Dragon [W]
16 lines
Hen [W]
0 lines
Sequoia [W]
17 lines
God 3 [W]
5 lines

Actor 4:


Gina [W]
73 lines
White Dragon [W]
9 lines
Chameleon [W]
2 lines
Sycamore [W]
16 lines
God 2 [W]
6 lines

Actor 5:


Narrator 1 [A]
4 lines
Sky [A]
24 lines
Oak [A]
24 lines
Nanautzin [A]
1 line

Actor 6:


Narrator 2 [A]
2 lines
Obatala [A]
33 lines
Birch [A]
25 lines
Rich Beautiful God [A]
12 lines

Actor 7:


Wind [W]
36 lines
Sentoukun [W]
13 lines
Orunla [W]
23 lines
Girl [W]
0 lines


Prop List

Bag, Shell filled with sand


Multimedia


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The Myths at the Edge of the World
by Matthew Webster

 About 50 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 7
2 M | 3 W | 2 Any Gender, Expandable to 30


Simple set


 42 pages

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