The Lion King of Mali"
by Kim Hines
Based on an old African tale from Mali
Sundiata is born sickly and crippled, and, while still a young boy, is banished from the very kingdom he inherits from his father.
The boy travels about Africa with his mother, and is finally taken in by a family friend who becomes his surrogate father, and grooms him for his future role as a King. Through fate, Sundiata is given the opportunity to save his father's kingdom from being taken over by a rival kingdom, thus earning his role as the King of Mali.
Based on a true story that has been passed down from griot to griot for many centuries!
Approximate running time: 1 hour.
Can be done with a core group of about 8 actors
(and as many as 20 actors)
Enough roles for 9 Female, 11 male
It is assumed that a core group of actors
will play a variety of roles
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