McCallum Theatre Institute's 2013 Summer Session Festival
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)
A great way to see a show at the McCallum Theatre is to organize
20 or more people who can attend as a group. Savings of up to
10% are available for many of our performances.
A typical group sales arrangement requires a non-refundable deposit
to hold the tickets, with the balance due approximately 45 days
prior to the show.
When you think about it, a group of 20 is easy to put together.
It's ten couples, a birthday party, perhaps a church outing.
All it takes to make it happen is a little advance planning and
a phone call to our group sales manager.
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Telephone: (760) 340-2787
Fax: (760) 779-9445