The Box of Stories Cast

JENNA: The narrator; a modern college student of Middle Eastern descent
IMRA: Jenna’s little sister; a young woman in her teens
GIRL: The heroine; a young woman in her teens
LOKI: A trickster god; appears to be an elderly gentleman
COYOTE: A trickster god with animal body parts; a young man
ANANSI: A trickster goddess; a queen among gods
YOUNG BOY: A little boy afraid of echoes; late teens
ECHO: A nymph; must be able to dance
NARCISSUS: A mortal in love with himself
APHRODITE: The goddess of love
VILLAGER 1: A villager who wants to sneak into a party of the god Indra
VILLAGER 2: A villager who wants to sneak into a party of the god Indra
VILLAGER 3: A villager who wants to sneak into a party of the god Indra
THINTHA: A raggedy peasant
KALAVATI: A spirit dancer, married to Thintha
INDRA: A jealous god who hates mortals
SURVIVOR 1: A survivor of a monster attack
SURVIVOR 2: A survivor of a monster attack
SURVIVOR 3: A survivor of a monster attack
ÂU CO: A fairy healer
LAC LONG QUAN: A great hero and monster-slayer
SEA MONSTER: A large monsters with many tentacles, perhaps operated as a puppet
ROYAL PAGE: A servant to the Girl
COCKATRICE: A dragon with the head of a rooster who has the ability to turn people into stone with its breath; played as a Chinese dragon, with two actors operating a puppet

SUGGESTED DOUBLING:
ACTOR 1: Jenna, Aphrodite, Indra, Royal Page
ACTOR 2: Imra, Girl
ACTOR 3: Coyote, Young Boy, Villager 3, Thintha, Survivor 3, Sea Monster
ACTOR 4: Loki, Narcissus, Villager 1, Survivor 1, Lạc Long Quân, Cockatrice #1
ACTOR 5: Anansi, Echo, Villager 2, Kalavati, Survivor 2, Âu Cơ, Cockatrice #2

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