Who is really a good child?
Three trees squat at the center of stage.
(Music of forest)
4 monkeys run in, play around the trees.
2 little rabbit jump in. Then 1 mother rabbit jump in.
Aside:It had been years for a magpie, an oriole, a crow and their children, living in a forest.
3 mother birds fly in, and fly away to the back stage.
(Daughter of magpie, known as DM appears.)
(Music of 'I am a little bird')
DM : (singing) I am a little little bird, I wanna fly and fly, fly and fly up high.....
(Daughter of oriole, known as DO appears.)
DO: Shhh.... Don't make noise, little magpie.You know who is the ever best singer in forest? That is me! The little oriole.
(Music of "My proudness")
DO: (Start to sing) See me fly, I'm singing in the sky.I am the best singer,there's no on
(3 monkeys that were playing stopped their move to listen to little oriole's sweet voice.)
(Sound of monkeys' cheering and clapping )
Monkey A: (clapping) What a sweet voice!
Monkey B: A voice from heaven!
Monkey C: Nice singing!
DM : Ceh! So what. She is just an ugly bird in my eyes. (Shouting at OD)You are just a nothing, little oriole. I am the most beautiful bird in the forest. (grimace and fly away)
DO : (shouting) Hey don't run away. You coward little magpie!
Aside: On a sunny afternoon, as the three mothers sat together on a branch enjoying the sunshine, they began to chat.
(MM=mother magpie, MO=mother oriole, MC = mother crow)
MM: My daughter is the most beautiful bird in the forest.She has a snow-white blouse and a silky black coat. And her tail sways elegantly when she flies about.
MO: Is that so? Well my daughter happens to e the best singer in the whole forest. Even the mischievous monkey stops to listen when she starts to sings.
MM: My daughter is bold and beautiful.There is no on
MO: My daughter has the sweetest voice. She is the princess of forest.
MM: My daughter.....
(Sound of snorring)
MC: (start to snor) zzzzzzzzzzzzz
(music: Forest music )
DM: (flying) I am back.
(stop to perch at a stone by the lakeside and proudly swayed her tail to and fro, delighting her own reflection on the surface of the water)
DM: Ah..why am I soooooo...... beautiful ?
(Music of water)
MM:Sweetheart, come over here. I am hungry. Bring me a grasshopper.
DM: (ignoring her mother)
MM: Sweetheart! Sweetheart!
DO: (singing and flying back) I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky....
MO: Ah, that's my little baby!
(Music: I believe I can fly)
DO:I believe I can touch the sky... I think about it every night and day, spread my wings and fly away........
MO: Baby, mummy is hungry. Bring me a fly, baby.
DO: (singing ,dancing, ignoring MO)
MO: Baby, mummy is very hungry here.
DO: Can you please shut up? Can't you see that I am busy?
MO:(silent and look sad)
(Music : Er Hu )
Aside: Finally the son of crow flew back with good food for his mother.
SC: Mom! Mom! Come and see what I have brought you.
MC: What is that my son?
SC: It's a juicy praying mantis!
MC: Oh my good child!
SC: ( recitating a poem)
GOD made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He molded her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks, fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me.
(Music of ' Mother love song')
SC: (Flying back to MC and feeding her with mantis, and then leaving the stage together)
^End of Show^