~ The White Sail ~
Cover of "The White Sail"
The White Sail
The stage set is split into three parts. The left part shows the sea with dolphins. The right part shows a Dhow. On the central part (from the perspective of a roof-terrace) one can see the Port of Mombassa with several ships. All the houses are white and have flat roofs. In front of the central stage set there is a low table with four cushions placed around it. Two children come on stage (step in front of the curtain).
Child 1: Dear audience, today we would like to tell you a story from long ago.
Child 2: It is about brave sailors and their ships.
Child 1: It is set on the Indian Ocean, its islands and coasts.
Child 2: It is very exciting.
Child 1: And perhaps it might render you a little thoughtful as well.
Child 2: Right, let us begin. Come, let’s sit down there.
End of the Prologue
Five narrators come on stage and sit down (stand) in front of the right stage set. Arabian music plays.
Narrator 1: Many years ago – at a time when sometimes Portuguese caravels could still be seen in the Indian Seas – in the city of Mombassa in Africa, at the shores of the Indian Sea, lived the navigator Achmed Ibn Majid.
Ibn Majid comes on stage and sits down in front of the low table and writes. He wears a large turban.
Narrator 2: Ibn Majid lead ships from the coasts of Africa to Arabia, Persia, India, to the Sundic Islands, and even to faraway China.
Narrator 3: Among the sailors and merchants who were travelling these seas to do trade over there, Ibn Majid was much respected.
Characters, scene by scene
List of props requiredPrologue
- a low table
- four cushions
- five books fort he narrators
- an old thick book
- tablet, a pot, cups
- notes of the navigators
- a low table
- two cushions
- a pot, cups
- old thick book
Proposals for scenerieis:
A Dhow (right side)
Photos of a production:
Copyright © 2007 kinderspielentheater.de