This (above) is the result when you allow -- ahem -- encourage 23 third-graders to create their own characters, collaborate on a script, and design their own costumes.
We call it the Spring Theater Arts Showcase.
The play itself had something to do with rap-singing aliens blowing up the Earth, a support group for Earthling survivors on the Tropical (???) Moon, a friendly alien named Galaxar, and Peace People who use Banana Power to undo the damage to Earth and defuse a bomb headed for the Moon. The survivors included a rabbit, an old man who can turn into a chicken, Carl Quicksilver (a silver elf who lost a foot in the exodus), a shapeshifter, a "worrier," and a blue cat, amongst other far-out creatures with names like Coo Coo Bob, Boonga, and Kawenga.
Two other third grade classes and two 4th grade classes presented plays involving inter-dimensional travel, talking fruit, a group of Savers protecting the Rainforest, Dark Industrialists, volcanoes, Fashionable Teenage Resistance Fighters, and a field trip to a haunted ghost town featuring a performance of the iconic 'Thriller' dance (which freaked Zaza out a bit).
After nearly two hours of such psychedelia, it seemed perfectly normal to have ice cream, for dinner, in the car.