La MaMa E.T.C. presents Ellen Stewart's new adaptation of The Raven, a musical based on the play by 18th-century Italian writer Carlo Gozzi. Adapted, composed, and directed by Stewart, The Raven tells the story of King Milo who shoots a crow during a hunting expedition, then is placed under a horrific curse by the bird's owner. To be delivered from that curse he must find a woman who possesses special qualities. Stewart has set Gozzi's tale of enchantment in China, transforming the work into a poetic new musical that blends the Venetian author's timeless fairytale with new elements inspired by the theatrical aesthetics of China including an original score composed by Stewart and Michael Sirotta, Heather Paawe, Yukio Tsuji and Cao Bao An, performed in Mandarin and English.