This is a classroom play adaptation of the children's story, Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann. A zookeeper is cleaning up the zoo when the gorillas sneak the keys out of his back pocket. They unlock the elephants, lions, giraffes, hyenas and armadillos cages on their way around the zoo as they follow the zookeeper all the way to his house! Silliness ensues as they enjoy various items inside his home until he discovers their presence and escorts them all back to the zoo.
This adaptation engages children with a beloved classic story and teaches cooperative learning and memorization. This script can be adapted for a wide range of classroom sizes 14 to 32. Feel free to modify in anyway that benefits your classroom.
It is written for novice actors with easy to follow lines that dictate the character's actions and the story's progression. Includes stage map for easy directional use. The script can be used as reader's theater, however children tend to have more fun with the memorization and humor in the delivery.