THE CURSED RIVER


PRESENTER.- We present the spoken theatre which tells the story of “The cursed river”. This story has been carried out by the students from Krousar Thmey’s school for blind and deaf in Siem Reap, supported by the teachers Berta and María from Spain. The recording has been directed and produced by the teacher Panha and the teachers María and Berta. Starring: PRESENTER and KING: Chanti NARRATOR and WOMAN: Sharon MAN 2: Panha KING OF FISH: Oun GOD OF WATERS and ASTROLOGER: Tang Eu MAN 1 Y SOLDIER: Deena PRINCESS: Nita DOCTOR: Sovan -THE STORY BEGINS- NARRATOR.- Once upon

-THE STORY BEGINS- NARRATOR.- Once upon

NARRATOR.- Once upon a time, the people from Cambodia wanted to take out the many precious stones, gold and silver that were hidden in the rivers, so they started digging in the river to look for them. When they dig, they didn’t take care of the river, making all the water very dirty. MAN 1.- Ho,

MAN 1.- Ho, ho , ho! I have found another precious stone! Come here and help me to dig deeper! MAN 2.- There

MAN 2.- There I go! We are going to be very rich! I am happy!!! WOMAN.- Yes! I

WOMAN.- Yes! I want more gold! Let’s look for more! GOD OF THE WATER.- People! Stop digging like this!

GOD OF THE WATER.- People! Stop digging like this! If you keep on making my water dirty, I will turn the fresh water into poison. NARRATOR.- But the people didn’t care because they wanted

NARRATOR.- But the people didn’t care because they wanted to make money and they continued. One day, the princess was walking along the river with her soldier, far away from where the people were digging. PRINCESS: We

PRINCESS: We should have a rest here, next to this clear water under the trees… I am thirsty, I am going to have some. NARRATOR.- Although the water looked good, it wasn’t safe

NARRATOR.- Although the water looked good, it wasn’t safe as the God had said and the princess got very sick, and many other people got sick as well… Then they told the king that the princess was sick… KING.- What? That my daughter, the princess, is sick? How could that happen? I

KING.- What? That my daughter, the princess, is sick? How could that happen? I want to see her! Call the doctor! KING.- Dear daughter, how

KING.- Dear daughter, how are you?

PRINCESS.- (weak voice) Ohhh… Ahhh… I am not feeling well…My stomach hurts a lot… Ahhh… KING.- Doctor, what can we do? DOCTOR.- I don’t know my king,

KING.- Doctor, what can we do? DOCTOR.- I don’t know my king,

DOCTOR.- I don’t know my king, it is the same sickness from the villagers. I haven’t found the cure. PRINCESS.- Ahhh… it really hurts…! KING.- This is terrible! Doctor,

PRINCESS.- Ahhh… it really hurts…! KING.- This is terrible! Doctor,

KING.- This is terrible! Doctor,

PRINCESS.- Ahhh… it really hurts…! KING.- This is terrible! Doctor,

KING.- This is terrible! Doctor, do something! NARRATOR.- But the doctor couldn’t help. The time went by, the princess didn’t get any

NARRATOR.- But the doctor couldn’t help. The time went by, the princess didn’t get any better and the king was so worried that he couldn’t rest at all. One night he was very tired and fell asleep. In his dreams, something happened…

KING OF THE FISH.- King of the people, I am the king of the fish, the God of the Waters sends a message for you: You are poisoning my kingdom, you are not taking care of it. The ambition of the people will take them to death. Only now that your daughter is poisoned too, you can understand my pain. If you take care of the river, the water will be blessed by the God of Water, and when your people drink it, they will be healthy forever.

NARRATOR.- When he woke up next morning, the king told his dream to his astrologer, who told him…

ASTROLOGER.- My king! The answer to all your problems has appeared

ASTROLOGER.- My king! The answer to all your problems has appeared in your dream! the rivers are very dirty and the lakes are full of rubbish because the people are digging without care to be richer and richer… The king of the fish has a problem that you can solve: you must clean the river and stop digging to get the gold. It makes the water unsafe and the fish sick and, when we eat them, we get sick too! That is why the princess is sick, you have to solve it!

KING.- Oh! How silly I have been! Soldier, come here!

SOLDIER.- Yes, my king!

KING.- Join the army and clean the rivers. Later, go and tell the people that we must keep them clean!

SOLDIER.- Yes, my king!

NARRATOR.- And so he did; he cleaned the river with the army and they made sure that everybody would take care of them in the future. Then, the soldier went to tell the king that everything had been done.

SOLDIER.- My king, the rivers are clean and the people are aware. Here I bring you some water from the river so you can see it.

PRINCESS.- Oh! It looks fresh and I am so thirsty, give it to me father, I want to taste it!

KING.- Thank you, soldier. Give the water to the princes if it makes her happier.

DOCTOR.- Look my king! She looks much better now!

PRINCESS.- I feel so good!

DOCTOR.- She is cured! And we know how to cure all the others!

KING.- Yes, she is cured! Tell the people to drink fresh water to be healthy again! I am so happy!

KING, PRINCESS, DOCTOR AND SOLDIER.- We will take care of the water!

NARRATOR.- And the people kept the water of the kingdom clean and lived happily ever after.

THE END

 

Date: Mar 22 Skills: Celebrate, DIALOGUE, exhibitions & activities, Stories

1 Comment

  1. Elvira
    Tuesday March 25th, 2014 at 11:37 AM · Reply

    ¡Qué bien suena! Aunque no entendí ni papa… Menos mal que hay subtítulos ;)
    ¡Un aplauso para los creadores de esta historia!

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