Cast size 25-29 (3 f, 3 m, 19-23 e)
Tribesmen ("Human" roles)
Hera F, First Pongwat/Gold puppeteer, teen leader
Oden M, First Katsei/Black puppeteer, teen leader
Father Carpathian M, Hera's father, Pongwat chief
Pongwat Child E, the youngest or smallest kid you can find
Mother Brandeis F, Oden's mother
Mandala M, Pongwat/Gold Puppeteer 2, teen boy
S heena F, Katsei/Black Puppeteer 2, teen girl
Pongwat Gold Tribe (P1-5) E, Various ages, 5 speaking parts
Katsei Black Tribe (K1-5) E, Various ages, 5 speaking parts
Kronos E, New leader of the Pongwat
Claude E, Man-puppet, red plaid. 3-4 puppeteers.
Patsy E, Woman- puppet yellow plaid. 3-4
puppeteers. Double with Woof-Woof.
Woof-Woof E, Big-dog puppet. Great Pyrenees mix, with one
black spot on its face over the right eye. 4
puppeteers. Double with Patsy.
The Beast E, Large scary monster puppet, longer and
seemingly bigger than the Mantoo Various ages, 6-9
actors. Doubled with principals.
*Through double-casting with humans/puppeteers, the puppets can be controlled/inhabited by
three teams totaling 13-17 of the actors. No more than three giant puppets are ever on stage at
the same time, and WOOF-WOOF and PATSY never are on together. That means that the puppets
of those three characters can each be inhabited by two groups of 3-4 puppeteers, with the same
crew performing WOOF-WOOF and PATSY. THE BEAST, then, should be handled by principals
HERA, ODEN, MANDALA, SHEENA, KRONOS , MOTHER BRANDEIS, and PONGWAT
CHILD, and any members of the PONGWAT and KATSEI tribes who are needed (depending on
your design) and not being used to inhabit CLAUDE and PATSY