Mita, the Magnificent by Noelle Donfeld

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About The Play

Walnut Street Theatre Educational Outreach tour (Philadelphia, PA; photo by Mark Garvin).

Musical.  35-40 minutes.  2 males, 2 females, 1 either (optional).  Suitable for high school and older performers, and elementary and middle school audiences.

Printed Script:
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Mita is a sweet underground termite who desperately wants a friend but whose huge appetite constantly gets her in trouble. There has been a drought, and Mita’s neighbors are all seriously hungry.  Mariposa, a monarch butterfly, has just flown up from Mexico to visit a garden, but its flowers have all died in the drought.  Abe, a feisty bee, also needs pollen, and Aran, a crafty spider, is trying to entrap Mariposa for dinner!  Can Mita save them from starvation and prove that everyone deserves a friend?  Information on “the bugs and the bees” is a bonus in this suspenseful, fun and highly portable show, which includes some Spanish.

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Did You Know?

 Kemuel DeMoville was arrested in the city of Petrópolis for accidentally trying to steal the Imperial Crown of Brazil.