Sunday July 21 at 8pm
Performed by the METTAWEE RIVER THEATRE COMPANY
Directed by RALPH LEE
The Mettawee River Theatre Company has spent two years preparing a new version of THE RING DOVE, which they first performed in 1988. An allegorical tale about friendship, it is drawn from THE PANCHATANTRA, a collection of stories whose origins reach back over 2,000 years, to ancient India. The central characters are a crow, a rat, a turtle and a gazelle, whose behavior and relationships reflect many aspects of human nature. The production tells the story of the creatures’ growth in friendship with each other, as they achieve strength and harmony through cooperation and understanding.
The production will incorporate an array of giant figures, puppets, and masks and will be performed out under the stars in a landscape permeated with live music, song and a spirit of celebration.
On the Amherst College Observatory Lawn off of Snell Street in Amherst.
Bring blankets, lawn chairs and insect repellent, but leave the dogs at home!
Tickets: $9 Adults / $7 Children (12 & under). Cash or check only. No credit cards at the door.
Supported, in part, by the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency