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Ami Dayan's free adaptation of Italian playwright Dario Fo's play is based on an ancient Chinese theatre folk tale with roots in an Indian myth. Left for dead on the battlefield, a Chinese soldier in Mao's army is seized by a tiger and her cub. A unique relationship, both terrifying and hilarious develops between man and animal as the tigress nurses him back to health. His life regained, the soldier must return to the world and determine by which personal and moral standards he is to live. All Wed., Fri., and Sun. evening performances will be Special Double-Ending Presentations. Audiences will have a rare opportunity to experience both Dayan's ending, and also the original ending by Dario Fo. 'A Tour de force. A parable about the human condition told as a cautionary tale, filled with humor and insight, about the corrupting influence of power and exploitation. Like all truth-tellers, he leaves us with a tale that resonates.' -- The Denver Post 'Striking theatre, tests the limits of the human body!' -- 'Will make you laugh regardless of your age' -- 'Enthralling...A dazzling athletic performance!' -- The Jewish Chronicle, London Wed. November 24 @2:15pm, Thurs. November 25 NO PERF., Fri. December 24 @2:15pm, Fri. December 31 @ 7:15

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:59E59 Theaters, Off-Broadway

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