Running Time: About 85 minutes
Cast: 6M, 15F, plus 2 roles that can be either, optional extras Set: Interior castle and exterior forest sets
Swan Lake with no dancing required?! Introduce your students to the classic story of the much beloved ballet with this lighthearted, large-cast play adaptation. The law of the land says that Prince Siegfried must chose a bride by the end of his twenty-first birthday, but the princesses assembled by the queen and Lord Chamberlain just won’t do! So Siegfried escapes later that evening for a quick hunting expedition into the woods, where he nearly shoots at what turns out to be his one true love, Odette. Unfortunately for her and Siegfried, Odette is under a spell of evil sorcerer Von Rothbart and is doomed to spend her days as a swan, taking her human form only at night. It’s all part of the master plan for Von Rothbart, who will stop at nothing to gain power over the kingdom — including using his daughter Odile to trick Siegfried and capture the throne. Luckily, just when it looks as though Von Rothbart will have his way, true love prevailsThis easy-to-stage play will be sure to delight audiences of all ages. For a more classical feel, orchestral underscoring or even a live string quartet can be added.