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Malika, Queen of the Cats

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Malika, Queen of the Cats, reigns over an array of brightly colored and entertaining felines. When a small kitten gets caught in a tree, she is rescued by Sitti, a kind old woman. The kitten takes Sitti to a party at the home of the cats where Malika rewards her kindness with gifts. Hearing of Sitti’s good fortune, her selfish neighbor goes to the home of the cats and demands a gift as well. To her dismay, she discovers that Malika’s gifts bring good fortune only to those who deserve it. This amazing ensemble of felines and other characters was designed by resident artist, Jason Miranda and built by Tears of Joy Theatre’s puppeteers. The script was adapted from a Palestinian folktale by Nancy Aldrich, Tears of Joy’s Artistic Director. The theatre is thrilled to welcome Jon Ludwig from the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, who is directing this original play. The original Middle-Eastern score is composed by Julia and Tarik Banzi of The Al-Andalus Ensemble.

Malika, Queen of the Cats, reigns over an array of brightly colored and entertaining felines. When a small kitten gets caught in a tree, she is rescued by Sitti, a kind old woman. The kitten takes Sitti to a party at the home of the cats where Malika rewards her kindness with gifts. Hearing of Sitti’s good fortune, her selfish neighbor goes to the home of the cats and demands a gift as well. To her dismay, she discovers that Malika’s gifts bring good fortune only to those who deserve it. This amazing ensemble of felines and other characters was designed by resident artist, Jason Miranda and built by Tears of Joy Theatre’s puppeteers. The script was adapted from a Palestinian folktale by Nancy Aldrich, Tears of Joy’s Artistic Director. The theatre is thrilled to welcome Jon Ludwig from the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, who is directing this original play. The original Middle-Eastern score is composed by Julia and Tarik Banzi of The Al-Andalus Ensemble.



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