Based on the stories told by Vikramaditya of Ujjain, a hero of India.
The Flying Prince Script
The Flying Prince is a lyrical play of enchantment and a colorful, high adventure into an exotic land. In the golden age of India, a princess is kidnapped by a bandit as she journeys to marry her prince. To rescue her, the prince petitions the gods to allow him to become a bird, and his wish is granted. Leaving his own body, he soars over mountains, saves the princess, and carries her to his Golden Palace. However, in his absence, a crafty servant takes possession of the royal body and acts as the prince. A dramatic climax is reached as the real prince outwits both the wicked servant and the evil bandit. A helpful property man and Oriental song and dance offer imaginative and theatrical solutions to staging. Simple set pieces. Regal and peasant costumes of ancient India. Approximate running time: 45 minutes.