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Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

Adapted from the book by Douglas Wood
Book by Catherine Bush
Music & lyrics by Dax Dupuy
  • Sarah Vishnev, Hope Quinn, Jenna Haimes, Angie Fisher, & Michael Vine
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • James Hendley & Hope Quinn
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • James Hendley, Sarah Vishnev, Hope Quinn, & Michael Vine
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Sarah Van Deusen, Angie Fisher, Jeff Sundheim, Annie Simpson, Richard Jackson, Hope Quinn, Michael Vine, Jenna Haimes, Joseph Veale, James Hendley, Sean Michael Flattery, & Catherine Calloway
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

Synopsis

A truth falls like a star from the sky and breaks into two pieces. When the Villagers find only part of it, it causes so many problems that Little One decides to go find the rest of the truth. With the help of wise Old Turtle, Crow and a whole slew of animal friends, Little One is able to mend the broken truth, creating a better world for everyone. This new musical adaption celebrates understanding, friendship and love.



Cast

Old Turtle the wisest creature in the world, female
Little One a girl in search of the truth
Father Little One's father and the village leader
Crow can see the truth in Nature
Fox can hear the truth in Nature
Bear can taste the truth in Nature
Butterfly can feel (touch) the truth in Nature
Raccoon can smell the truth in Nature
Farmer harvests wheat
Blacksmith makes tools
Miner mines coal
Lumberjack chops trees
Wife runs her home
Hunter hunts for food
Gatherer gathers food from forest
Other #1
Other #2
Other #3
Other #4
Other #5

Specs

Cast Size: 14 (7m, 7w) with doubling
Approximate Run Time: 1h
Number of Acts: One
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Production History

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth was first produced in 2015 by the Barter Players(Abingdon, VA), Katy Brown, Artistic Director


Casting Notes:
The following roles are to be played by the same actor:
Old Turtle/Gatherer
Butterfly/Other #1
Raccoon/Other #2
Fox/Other #3
Bear/Other #4
Wife/ Other #5
Cast Size: 14 (7m, 7w) with doubling
Approximate Run Time: 1h
Number of Acts: One
Script Sample
Request Rights

Synopsis

A truth falls like a star from the sky and breaks into two pieces. When the Villagers find only part of it, it causes so many problems that Little One decides to go find the rest of the truth. With the help of wise Old Turtle, Crow and a whole slew of animal friends, Little One is able to mend the broken truth, creating a better world for everyone. This new musical adaption celebrates understanding, friendship and love.



Cast

Old Turtle
the wisest creature in the world, female
Little One
a girl in search of the truth
Father
Little One's father and the village leader
Crow
can see the truth in Nature
Fox
can hear the truth in Nature
Bear
can taste the truth in Nature
Butterfly
can feel (touch) the truth in Nature
Raccoon
can smell the truth in Nature
Farmer
harvests wheat
Blacksmith
makes tools
Miner
mines coal
Lumberjack
chops trees
Wife
runs her home
Hunter
hunts for food
Gatherer
gathers food from forest
Other #1
Other #2
Other #3
Other #4
Other #5
Casting Notes:
The following roles are to be played by the same actor:
Old Turtle/Gatherer
Butterfly/Other #1
Raccoon/Other #2
Fox/Other #3
Bear/Other #4
Wife/ Other #5


Production History

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth was first produced in 2015 by the Barter Players(Abingdon, VA), Katy Brown, Artistic Director

Script Sample
Request Rights