The King Stag, by Carlo Gozzi, is an adaptation by Shelley Berc and Andrei Belgrader which takes place in Serendippo, a land filled with magical deer, clever parrots, a giant bear, and hare-brained courtiers. The play is set in a land where King Deramo desires in his Queen nothing more than a young lady who truly loves him. Thanks to the gift of a magician, he can depend on the uncanny ability of a magic statue to decipher a dishonest heart. But his treacherous Prime Minister Tartaglia hopes to parlay the King's search for love into his own play for power, and devises a sinister plan. The King will find not only his hoped for Queen, but his very identity, threatened by Tartaglia's devices. Will the power of love be enough to save the kingdom? The King Stag is an imaginative fantasy for all ages, a story of love and betrayal, intrigue, and mirth.