PLAY FOR SPRING 2019
This play had a lot of magic and mythology from the children and I ran with it. The central antagonist killed a dragon and decided to wear its skin, an act that caused the dragon's magic to be distributed to all of the characters in the play. I asked the children if they wanted to save the dragon or keep their powers and only two children wanted to save the dragon. Only two.
Since the children didn't really care about the morality of how they got their powers, this play became a parable about greed and coveting dragon powers. In the end the dragon's powers are returned to it, and the kid's characters are left with nothing.