THE HUNTERMAN AND THE CROCODILE
Donso the hunter-man, against his better judgment, agrees to carry Bamba the Crocodile back to his home in the river. After carrying Bamba into the water and releasing him, Bamba takes hold of his arm, to make Donso his next meal. As they argue, about right and wrong and how a good deed should be repaid, they float by a cow, a horse, a chicken, and an old mango tree, and Donso begs them all to help. They all refuse and say that he deserves to be eaten by the Bamba.
Finally, a clever rabbit approaches and plays a trick on the Bamba to help free Donzo. Once they’re out of the river and Bamba is back up on Donso’s back, the tables are turned and the rabbit suggests that he take Bamba home to his wife “to make a great meal.”
On his way home, Donso learns that his wife is gravely ill and that she needs the tears of a crocodile to recover. He then gives Bamba his freedom in exchange for a gourd of his tears.
Donso learned his lesson and from that time forward he has reminded people of the importance of living in harmony with nature and the necessity of placing Man among – not above – all living things
Photos by David Bazemore. Directed by Eva Magyar and Boxtales Theatre Company. Written by Boxtales Theatre Company. Masks by Lindsay Rust. Lighting by Tony Mangini. Video produced by Renegade Pictures.The Hunterman and the Crocodile Learning Guide Book a Digital Show