Stories kept secret from the young by the old
Here's a Village in a Valley next to mountains in the sky
A Village in a Valley where a River ran dry.
An incredible journey of humor, heart and heroes, A Village Fable is a musical fable about three souls who are shunned for being different: Chudu the Goat-Man, Armida the blacksmith's daughter, and Prince Christopher the violin-playing heir to the throne. These three stories weave in and out of each other, intertwining and finally overlapping when each character is pushed to the brink by pressures to conform to social, political and gender roles. Individually, Chudu, Armida and Prince Christopher head up into the mountains to jump. Once on the road, their paths not only intersect with each other and the dreaded Six-Fingered Man—they also come face-to-face with—themselves! Originally commissioned by the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum and premiered by the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, A Village Fable was developed in part with the support of New Visionsew Voices at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and in part with the support of the Sundance Playwrights Laboratory.
- Type of Show Musical
- Product Code V31000
- Cast Size 7
- Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 60 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781583420553
Media Reviews"Still… achieves in sound and action what Gardner does in words. The sound of poetry, the unrelenting rhythm, evoke a sense of ancient, sacred rites as if we were listening to our village elders perform a weighty, sonorous tale before a communal fire." -American Theatre magazine
"Inspirational. Bold. Exciting. Fun. Suspenseful. Suprising. Musical. Magical. Theatrical." -Main Line Times