The tale of a lonely young man who rescues a Mermaid, then journeys to the Land of the Dragon Queen at the bottom of the sea, is brought to life in this dynamic collaboration between NEA Playwright Fellow and storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki, Emmy Award-winning composer Mark Izu and a number of extraordinary musicians. When poison from the Land Above threatens the Sea People, he learns that all is connected — there is just one ocean, one world. A work in progress, slated to premiere in September 2013, this performance invites audience members to experience a work of art still in search of its fullest gestalt. Opportunity to participate in post-show Q&A.
"Aoki encompasses the comic and the tragic with fine, quick, delicate gestures, using everything from her expressive hands and face to her long sweeping black hair…making relevant and magical even the most faraway tales."
- Los Angeles Times, Critic's Choice
Ages 8 and up
Festival Pass (all three shows): $35
Kids 12 and Under: $7
Festival pass and kids discount available only by calling or visiting
the McCallum Theatre Box Office
73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA
(760) 340-ARTS (2787)