Hanuman – by Aditi Brennan Kapil

Synopsis: This Bollywood-style musical for youth is loosely adapted from episodes of the Ramayana. It follows the adventures of Hanuman the monkey, a mischievous young social outcast who discovers his true nature and heroic destiny by helping his friend Rama rescue the Princess Sita from Ravana, a ten-headed demon.

Setting: Northern India, Punjab to be exact

Time Period: Ancient

Cast Size: 10-22

Casting:

Gods & Demons

BRAHMA: Creator of the Universe

INDRA: Lightning

SURYA: The Sun

VARUNA: Water

RAVANA: Ten-headed Demon King of Lanka

RAKSHAS 1,2+: Demons, Ravana’s minions

Animals:
HANUMAN: A young Monkey, kind of a shrimp, has a crooked jaw
JAMBAVAN: Prince of Bears, Hanuman’s best friend
MONKEYS 1,2,3
BULBUL BIRDS 1,2
Various animals may appear in the battle scene

Humans:
RAMA: Crown Prince of Ayodhya
LAKSHMAN: Prince of Ayodhya, Rama’s brother
BHARATA: Prince of Ayodhya, Rama’s brother
SATRUGHAN: Prince of Ayodhya, Rama’s brother
SITA: Princess of Mithila, Rama’s consort
PRINCE SATISH: Sita’s suitor
PRINCE DIPANKAR: Sita’s suitor
PRINCE SAGAR: Sita’s suitor
Various townspeople

This Play Is: unpublished

Production History:

Originally Commissioned and Performed by SteppingStone Theatre for Youth DevelopmentĀ Minneapolis, MN, Richard Hitchler, Artistic Director

Music by Ochen Kaylan available upon request.

10 page sample pdf

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