This slightly twisted, semi-modernized version is based on the old European folktale from whence we get the idiom “You have to pay the piper.” The play is speckled with bits of absurdities such as giant rats (full-sized kids in rat-like costumes) that eat Cheetos and drink from coffee mugs, not to mention a 13th-century mayor with an intercom on his desk. It’s an accurate depiction with a clear plot, strong lessons, and silliness that modern kids will thoroughly enjoy!
Original purchaser is licensed to print an entire class set--and there are enough parts for an entire class! Or, combine parts to enact with as few as ten kids. Great for reader’s theater, podcast, or stage performance, the play is most appropriate for grades 4 through 8.
Comes with comprehension materials including a quiz and a paired text activity.