The story of a girl who challenges an ancient law by trespassing among a gathering of animals who have the ability to change their shapes.
A woman of the town. Works to protect it from the animals.
The oldest townsperson; a storyteller who wants the two worlds (Humans/Animals) to unify again.
A young woman who wants to join the world of the animals.
A woman who seems to appear in many of these shows.
A farm hand who is fascinated and also afraid of the animals.
An older gentleman who has spent many years living in fear of the animals.
The first bear, one of the oldest animals in the forest.
A collector and admirer of human artifacts.
A vain but heroic bird.
The first animal, a source of great magic and change.
A bird who seeks to uphold the separation between animals and humans.
A confident yet slightly arrogant animal who is kinder than he seems; although he tends to be a bully to other animals.
The first alligator and one of the oldest animals. Mistrusts humans and not one to take orders.
An ordinary rabbit who may not be as it seems.
The other animals are ones who are most likely to dissent.
Owl, Raccoon, Goat, Blue Jay
Scene 1 – The Town at Dusk
Lock the doors
Scene 2 – Elder’s Home
Lock the doors Reprise
Scene 3 – The Forest at Night
Hello, Bear’s Dance
Scene 4 – Fox’s Lair
Scene 5 – The Heart of the Forest
The Forest Spirit, The Dance
Scene 1 – The Heart of the Forest
Scene 2 – Another Section of the Woods
Scene 3 – Fox’s Lair
Scene 4 – The Forest Meadow
Scene 5 – Fox’s Lair
Scene 6 – The Town
Scene 7 – Conference in the Woods
Scene 8 – Elder’s Home in the Town
All of this trouble, I Remember
Scene 9 – The Heart of the Forest
Scene 10 – The Town, a year later
Lock the Doors Reprise, The Dance Reprise