When the Stones Were Soft
by Alan David Perkins
Copyright © 1994
(based on stories from the book "When The Stones Were Soft; East
African Fireside Tales" by Eleanor B. Heady)
A play for children, ages 9-12.
In the village of Kituru in the eastern part of Africa, Mama Semamingi, the
local storyteller, tells the local children three stories: Why the dog walks
with man, the Baobab Tree and why we have rainbows.
4 SCHOOL CHILDREN
MBWA THE DOG
TOPI THE HARTEBEESTE (A BIG ANTELOPE)
TEMBO THE ELEPHANT
SIMBA THE LION
2 GREAT WIND PEOPLE
2 RAIN PEOPLE
MKUNGA MBURA (GOD OF THUNDER & LIGHTNING)
1 BLACK CLOUD PERSON
20 - 25 minutes.
A sparse African village with props and backdrops for the different
CONTACTING THE PLAYWRIGHT:
The entire script of
When the Stones Were Soft is available upon request from the playwright. No production of this
play can take place without permission from the playwright.