May 11, 2019
5445 Landover Road
Cheverly, MD 20784
301-277-1710; TTY 301-699-2544
CANCELED! Tigers, Dragons, and Other Wise “Tails” presented by Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater On Tour
Saturday, May 11, 2019
This event has been canceled. Contact Publick Playhouse for specific questions.
Four fantastical tales from ancient Asia capture us in this Discovery Theater favorite. The sumptuous and mythic creation story, The Four Dragon Rivers of China, features beautiful flying puppets. The natural innocence of childhood outwits the villain in the Vietnamese story, The Boy and the Fly. The Tiger, the Thief, and the Dried Persimmon from Korea features a trickster tiger whose antics recall the teachings of Anansi. In the Japanese tale, The Wise Mole, true love takes charge, complete with cell phones and iPods. From the ancient to modern, these tales share the culture of the Asian countrysides.
Tigers, Dragons, and Other Wise Tails was originally produced by Discovery Theater, Smithsonian Associates, created in partnership with DC Public Schools Early Childhood Education Office, and funded by the Nora Roberts Foundation.
Recommended for grades 3–8
Curriculum Connection: Language Arts (Literature), Folk Tales, World Languages,