Under the rule of the Roman Empire, there lives a young Gaul girl, Benorix Hur, who wants nothing more than to be a chariot racer. However, customs dictate that girls can’t be chariot racers.
Through the help of Arachne, and her chorus of spiders, Benorix disguises herself as Ben and follows her dream of racing chariots. She meets a young boy, Slyorix, who is also keen to be a chariot racer, and the two become the best of friends. But young Ben’s dreams are shattered when the Romans destroy her village and take her family, including her best friend, Sly. Ben, never one to quit, vows to seek vengeance on those who have wronged her and if that means fighting pirates and racing chariots against villainous Romans Soldiers, so be it!
GENRE: Historical Comedy
RUNNING TIME: 60-65 Minutes
AGE OF INTENDED AUDIENCE: Age 5-16. Also plays well for a family audience.
Note: Please see “Characters” in script sample for breakdown
40 Roles (double casting)- played by either gender.
The play was written to afford as many opportunities as possible for the whole school (or several classes) to be involved. While lead roles give student actors the opportunity to growth.
PRODUCTION HISTORY: Premiered at Raha International School, Abu Dhabi, June 26 & 27, 2019