When a talented gardener wishes for a child, she instead gives birth to a sprig of a myrtle that she loves like a human child. But when thieves make off with the marvelous tree and gift it to the prince, he discovers the secret of the fairy that shares the plant’s destiny. Now the prince must keep his promise to help reunite myrtle and mother at the risk of losing the woman he loves. Love blooms in this modern adaptation of the Italian fairy tale from Giambattista Basile’s The Tale of Tales (Il Pentamerone, Lo cunto de li cunti) where fantasy, romance and commedia-style slapstick provide fertile grounds for an unforgettable production.
- Comedy / Fantasy
- 5 m 8 w (5-20+ performers possible)
- 30-40 minutes
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