The script is written for five players but the narrators may easily be increased as need be.
CAST Aisha: a little girl Fisherman Griot 1, 2, 3.
Griot1 : This is Africa, the Gold Coast of Africa. 2.Our home is by the sea. 1. The gulls sing their song 2. The breeze sways the grasses on the dunes 1. The palm trees wave their branches under the sun. 2. The little girl Aisha lived in our village. 3. She loved the sea. 1. She loved to sit by the shore. 2. There she watched the fisherman set out to sea. 3.Day after day our fisherman sail. 1.Our fishermen sail across the sea 2.They sail under the skies 3.Skies of sapphire blue 1.They sail over the water 2.Across its emerald green 3.To bring us fish 1.Fish to eat. (Sequence of fishermen in their boats.) 1,2,3, (together)Look, look, the fish they have caught. Fish for everyone on our shore. (Distribute the paper cut-out fish.) 1. What a wonderful village. 2. What a wonderful home. 3. Everyone is happy. 1. But then, one day…. (Music changes The Hurricane.) 2. One day the water was not clear. 3. The gulls no longer sang. 2. The palms reached their branches high in fear. 1. The water turned with waves. 2. It rolled dark and cold. 3. The skies were not blue 1. The clouds turned and turned 2. They turned in black 3. They turned in gray 1. They turned in wind and storm 2. They turned in the fire that burned in the sky. (Lightening and storm sequence.) 3. From the clouds the waters fell 1. The waters fell like a rain of stones 2. The wind 3. The wind began to howl. 1, 2,3. (Together) The wind, the wind, the wind. 1. The sea 2. The sea began to churn. 3. The waves began to rise. (Music change) 1.Then suddenly 2.Suddenly 3. Suddenly. 1, 2, 3. All was quiet. 1.The Sky again was blue 2.The sea again was calm 3.The wind became a breeze 1.The gulls made their cries 2.The palms blew softly in the silver sun. 1.But on the beach 2. on the beach 3.After the storm 1.The sand was covered 2.Covered with sea grass 3.Covered with shells 1.And covered with starfish 2. So many starfish - Too many to count. Aisha was a little girl A little girl who walked Who walked the beach On every day. She loved the sea She loved the sand She loved the shells she found on her way. She knew the fishermen She knew them by name She said hello to them everyday. Aisha went walking After the storm Aisha went walking along the shore. What did she find as she went walking What did she see along the shore?
Aisha: Hundreds of starfish cast up by the storm Hundreds of starfish away from their home Hundreds of starfish out of the sea.. What can I do? What can I do? To send these star fish back to the sea? I can cast one, But I can’t cast them all Back to their home Back to the waves where they belong. Can you help me? (Pause) Fisherman: But even if I help you We two alone Can never send them back. Aisha: Then can you call your friends? Can you call the people of the village? Fisherman: Why yes, I’ll call my friends They’ll help them along. They each can take one And return it to home. Together our whole village Can do more than just one or two. (To the audience.) Will you help them? Will you help send them home? Back to the waves, Back to the sea? (The audience members each take a star and cast it to the waves.) Griot 1: And when all the star fish Returned to their home Griot 2: There appeared over the sea A beautiful rainbow. (A rainbow appears) Griot 3: And all the sky was smiling.