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Two Persian Tales: Shadow Puppet Performance with Live Music

Two Persian Tales intertwines the mediums of sharp-silhouette shadow puppetry and live vocal and piano music. “The Story of the Parrot and the Merchant” and “The Ant Who Saw a Pen” are stories drawn from The Masnavi, an epic poem by the celebrated 13th-century Persian Sufi poet Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi. Rumi’s work, written in beautiful verse, creatively addresses weighty philosophical, spiritual, and moral arguments.

Two Persian Tales will be performed by puppeteers Suzanne Borderies and Caroline Borderies, narrator David McCorkle, vocalist Sarah Paar, and pianist Mirna Lekić.