Stone Soup - PDF
Published by Cyberpress
Large Mixed Cast
This contemporary re-telling of an ancient folk-story uses allegory and humour to explore major challenges of our time
The wise Sophia enters a starving Village and declares she will feed everyone with her magical soup
But first Makomo must follow the Star and persuade Mr & Mrs North to give up control of the Giant Cooking Pot
They finally agree and soon the Giant Cooking Pot begins to boil and bubble
Hungry and curious, the Villagers gather around and Sophia asks them to each contribute a stone to help make her soup
They think she's mad - but their children quickly oblige
And - as if by magic - the soup begins to acquire a delicious taste and smell!
But when Sophia speaks of peace and justice, the fearsome General Mayhem marches into the Village and orders Major Hazard to seize the soup and place it under military control
Sophia faces the firing squad and now all seems lost
But the human spirit finally prevails and the Play ends with a dance and the hope of a new beginning
It runs about 60 minutes
"One world, one people, one pot!"
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