The Lovely Red Flower

by Roy C. Booth
  • 25 Minutes
  • 8 Males, Min/Max 8

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The Lovely Red Flower is a children’s morality play based on a Malaysian folk tale by Roy C. Booth
It is a comical morality tale about the relative values of sloth and industry. Populated by a group of rambunctious forest characters, a group of greedy monkeys get their comeuppance.

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Overview

The Lovely Red Flower is a comical morality tale about the relative values of sloth and industry. Populated by a group of rambunctious forest characters, a group of greedy monkeys get their comeuppance.

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Play Excerpt:

The Characters:
KOOLI, the lazy leader of a group of monkeys
CHATTI, a talkative, conceited monkey
PANDI, a very piggish and lazy monkey
HEMA, the snake
BJAK, the mouse deer
SAHIB, the tiger
TAKUT, the musang, a civet-like animal

THE LOVELY RED FLOWER

Place: Somewhere in the Malaysian tropical jungle on a hot day.

Time: about two weeks ago.

Play Excerpt:

AT RISE: The three monkeys KOOLI, CHATTI, and PANDI are lollygagging about under a tree.

KOOLI: I am so hot!

CHATTI: I am so tired!

PANDI: I am so hungry!

KOOLI & CHATTI: Yeah! Yeah! We’re hungry, too! Hungry! Hungry! Hungry!

PANDI: Ohhh, I wonder where we can get some food…

KOOLI: Yeah, me too…

CHATTI: Kooli, how do the other animals get their food?

KOOLI: Like Sahib the tiger?

PANDI: He eats according to the Law of the Jungle!

CHATTI: No, no, no, not Sahib or Panther. Someone… smaller.

KOOLI: They grow their own food, Chatti, they grow it.

CHATTI: They grow it? Ha!

PANDI: Ooh, that’s too much work! That’s too much work!

CHATTI: I agree with Pandi, that’s too much work! Besides, I’m too good looking to be a farmer!

KOOLI: And I’m too smart…

PANDI: And I’m just… oh, forget it… I just don’t want to do it…

KOOLI: Okay, we all want to eat, right?

PANDI: Yeah!

KOOLI: But…

PANDI: We don’t want to plant and grow our own food! Ugh!

CHATTI: That’s just too much work for a bunch of superior, good looking monkeys like ourselves…

KOOLI & PANDI: Right!

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