The Scarecrow’s Dream (Carecrow), 1984
12 [Minimum number of actors: 6]
Bill Doublebarrel the hunter puts up a scarecrow. But the scarecrow feels terribly lonely and makes friends with the birds. Soon he allows them to use the lettuce garden as a free selfservice restaurant. In return the birds teach him how to fly. Doublebarrel, suspecting that something is wrong, disguises himself as another scarecrow, and finds out the truth. The scarecrow is put on trial before a jury of hunters and is sentenced to stay in prison until he has constructed 1100 bird cages. Carecrow sets to work to construct the cages, and finally succeeds. But then it suddenly dawns on him that the cages are designed to confine his only friends. With a revulsion of feeling he destroys every single one of them. Carecrow soon has to suffer for his courageous act.