A Tale of a Tiger
Ami Dayan, Guest Artist
A TALE OF A TIGER
By Dario Fo. A free adaptation by Ami Dayan
An award-wining Israeli-American adaptation of an Italian Nobel Prize Laureate play, based on an ancient Chinese theatre folk tale, with roots in an Indian myth. A gravely hilarious tale of a soldier in Mao’s long march who is shot in the Himalayas and left to die. The soldier is saved by a tigress who feeds him of her milk and heals his wounds with her saliva. His life regained, the soldier re-determines the personal and moral standards by which he is to live. A total theatrical experience blending physical theatre, buffoonery, circus arts, ancient storytelling and modern theatre, for ages 5—105. Click here to read what the world is saying about A Tale of a Tiger.
Sunday, April 15 at 7:30pm in the Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre
Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University
Free and open to the public.
This performance made possible through the generous support of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
About the Artist:
Ami Dayan: (President, Maya Productions)
Playwright, director, performer, and theatre instructor, Ami studied and worked professionally in the United States, Europe, and Israel. A two-time recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant, Ami’s work has recently been commissioned by The Denver Center Theatre Company, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and The Roe Green Foundation. His play The Endreceived the 2002 Westword Award for Best Original Script. His free adaptation of Nobel Prize Laureate Dario Fo’s A TALE OF A TIGERhas been performed worldwide since 1994, including a celebrated Off-Broadway run, followed by a 2005 Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding Non Residential Production. His 2006 production of THE MAN HIMSLELF received rave audience and press responses in Colorado, Washington DC, and NYC. His production of MASKED garnered him the 2006 Westword Award for Best Actor in a Drama, before transferring Off Broadway were NY Magazine noted it as one of the three Theatrical Events of the Year (2007). His production of AWAKENING OF SPRING at the CU Department of Theatre and Dance garnered four Kennedy Centre American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Awards Certificates of Merit. Ami’s latest production, CONVICTION, had its successful Off Broadway debut in February 2010, and was developed into a film by director Steve Klein. His upcoming productions include A HAPPY END, by Iddo Netanyahu, and his new adaptation of Lessing’s classic NATHAN THE WISE.
Maya Productions is an independent theatre company, committed to productions of diverse backgrounds and theatrical lineages, with strong relevance, and unwavering artistic integrity. www.mayaproductionsinc.com