A Tale of A Tiger
Presented as a community event by the Baruch Performing Arts Center:
By 1997 Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature Dario Fo
Adapted, Directed, and Performed by: AmiDayan
A New York Preview
March 3rd and March 4th
The Rose Nagelberg Theatre
25th Street Between Lexington and 3rd Avenue, Level B
Directions: 646-312-1000 Reservations: 718-361-0773
Sponsored by Prosocial Applications
Description: A TALE OF A TIGER is a hilarious, wise and engaging Chinese theatre-folk-tale of a soldier in MaoÕs long march, who is shot in the Himalayas and left behind to die. The soldier is saved by a tigress who feeds him of her milk and heals his wounds with her saliva. A unique relationship develops between the man, the tigress and her cub. But now that he has regained his life, the soldier is to re-determine by which personal and moral standards he is to live it. This moral folk tale, kept alive for hundreds of years by a long line of unknown Chinese folk actors, was turned into a one-man tour de force by reknown Italian playwright Dario Fo in 1978, and is now adapted and performed by director Ami Dayan.
A TALE OF A TIGER won the prestigious Theatreneto Festival prize in Israel in 1994 and has been playing continuously since in the repertoire of the Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv. It received its critically and popular acclaimed US premiere at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Theatre, in March 2000. TIGER then went on to an exceptionally successful run at the ACOMA Center in Denver, and has made its UK debut at the Edinburgh Festival 2002, continually generating press and audience applause.
ÒA celebration of storytelling and theatre...A Tale of a Tiger is about physical, moral and artistic healing... a theatrical wonder drug IÕd prescribe to anyone" The Scotsman
"Filled with humor and insight, a One Man Tour-de-force!" Denver Post