Shining Princess of the Slender Bamboo

Fantasy adapted from one of Japan's oldest tales ("Kaguya Hime")

A tape score by Mary Snow features stylized sound effects and Japanese-inspired incidental music. Exciting lighting possibilities.

Winner: AATE Unpublished Play Project (Amer. Alliance for Theatrein Education)

CAST: 14 minimum with doubling; 20+ roles.

PLAYING TIME: 60 minutes.

SCENERY: Simple or elaborate.

"The plot is fascinating. . . real touches of poetry. . . a fine job of introducing children to a beautiful story from another culture. . . well crafted. . . rich in authenticity, splendor, magic, and humor. . . high artistic level." (Children's theatre judges' comments in recommending script)

"Its combination of magic, humor, and adventure is appealing.("A" rating: CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW, Brigham Young Univ.)

". . . widely acclaimed, this delightful play couples the beauty of a folk tale with a bittersweet ending." (PLAYS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS)

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