Based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Peter Sis
Adapted by David Henry Hwang
Directed by Diane Fetterly
True story is set in the 1950’s in Czechoslovakia. A recollection and fantasies of young Peter Sis on the adventures of his father in Tibet, a land of enchantment with its culture, music and rituals.Shades of a fairy tale, with serious moments in which the long separation between father and son is explored. Originally commissioned and performed at Seattle Children’s Theatre.
One of the highlights of Opening Night on January 21, 2005, was the presence of the Venerable Geshe Phelgye and the Gaden Shartse Monastic Tour who blessed the show. They are Tibetan monks, living in exile in India, who were on tour in the United States.