The BiTSY Stage Presents The Stonemason’s Wish: A Chinese Tale
Adapted by Samantha McDermott, Patti Murtha, and Jeri Franco
Directed by Samantha McDermott
What happens when every wish you make comes true? In this adaptation of The Stonemason’s Wish we explore this idea. This tale reminds us that things are not always as they seem, and we should celebrate our individual gifts rather than envy the position of others. The Chinese Opera tradition has inspired the staging of this tale.
Director Samantha McDermott has engaged the stellar cast of Sean Michael Cummings, Tresha Farris, Kate Poling, Erin Slimak, Christopher Wells and Joey Wishnia.
The founders and artists behind The Betsy Stage are excited to introduce you to her little sister,
The BiTSY Stage.
We provide high quality, FREE theatrical productions for the whole family. Our adaptations of international folktales celebrate the things we all have in common while exploring the differences that make our world so rich. Through the process of storytelling we can find commonality and community, making the big wide world a home that we all share. We believe that ÒArt will save the worldÓ and are thrilled to be adapting these folktales in hopes of inspiring and involving children and adults alike in the magic that is live theater.
The Betsy Stage will still be producing Shakespearean adaptations from time to time so keep an eye out for those! The [innovative] Betsy Stage 2013 production of “Juliet & Romeo: The Panopticon” took place in an Orwellian environment under the watchful eye of panopticon cameras that followed citizens’ every movement. In November 2013, The Betsy Stage adapted “King Lear” and put his three favorite “working girls” to the test as he divided his kingdom in “The Travesty of Lear.” A nightmare journey that starts as a model of innocence descends into destruction and despair for the painter “Beth” in their April 2014, all female adaptation, of “Macbeth” and the October production of “Hamlet” placed in a gypsy camp. Last year Betsy Stage delighted audiences with the spoofical, demi-musical “Othello.”
The BiTSY Stage
“The Stonemason’s Wish: A Chinese Tale”
What happens when every wish you make comes true?
April 2 – 24, Saturdays and Sundays @ Noon & 2 p.m.
Admission is Free
For tickets email patti@BitsyStage.com or call 720-328-5294
The BiTSY Stage, 1137 South Huron Street, Denver, CO 80223
Appropriate for all ages.
More info at www.bitsystage.com