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Ming Lee and The Magic Tree

KIDS VENUE - Crocus Building, July 18 to 27, 2013
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From the producer of "Cinderella", "Snow White" and "The World of The Brothers Grimm" comes a delightful tale of the Far East!

A prince who wishes to marry the Princess of the Stars must remain a tiger until he learns what makes a happy man. Ming Lee, a poor stone cutter, believes wealth and power will bring him joy. Together they discover the true meaning of happiness - and that "a fine hat does not make a fine head"!

Staged in the classic Chinese style with a storyteller Chorus and comical Property Man, this will be a fun and unique theatrical experience for the whole family!

"Ming Lee and The Magic Tree" was last presented locally by Fantasy Theatre for Children at the 1993 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, with Merlyn Productions director John Chase amongst the original cast. Now at Fringe 2013, we are pleased to announce the play's 20th anniversary revival!



PRODUCTION CAST

Ming Lee and The Magic Tree, by Aurand Harris

CHORUS –   Rachel Hiebert
PROPERTY MAN –   David King
MING LEE –   Nathaniel Hiebert
MOO YUEN –   Kai Jolley
SHING NU –   Hope Figueroa
MEI LING –   Jordan Hrynkiw  *  †
MEI PING –   Faith Marcial  *  †
HERALDS –   Brian Dougherty  †
 –   Nicholas Curry
KUAN LUNG –   Ken Stone
KITE MAKER –   Ken Stone
SUN GOD –   Nicholas Curry
SO HI –   Jordan Hrynkiw  *  †
SO LO –   Alicia Moore  †
SO SO –   Faith Marcial  *  †
RAIN GOD –   Brian Dougherty  †
BEAR –   Heather Forgie
MONKEY –   Alicia Moore  †
GOD OF THE MOUNTAIN –   Ken Stone
LIN PO –   Nicholas Curry
ORCHESTRA –   Anna Woodward
 –   Crystal Hyde
* - Indicates alumni of The Theatre School at FTC.
† - Indicates students and alumni of the Winnipeg Theatre School at Merlyn Productions.

STAFF AND CREW

Company Staff

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR –   John Chase
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR –   Kevin Hamill
WARDROBE MISTRESS –   Jenn Harder

Production Staff

DIRECTOR –   John Chase
STAGE MANAGER –   Crystal Hyde
COSTUME DESIGNER –   Jenn Harder
PROPERTY MASTER –   John Chase
VENUE TECHNICIAN –   Laura Lindeblom

Production Crew

LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR –   Laura Lindeblom
SCENIC CARPENTER –   Brian Dougherty
SCENIC CREW –   David King
 –   Kevin Hamill
DRESSER –   Heather Forgie
FRONT OF HOUSE –   Fringe Volunteers

Acknowledgements

Fantasy Theatre for ChildrenTony FrostLucille LaPorteThe Winnipeg Fringe FestivalThe Winnipeg Fringe VolunteersBroose Tulloch / UMFM 101.5Tom Dercola / CJNU 107.9Kyle Rudge / CHVN 95.1Winnipeg Arts CouncilManitoba Arts CouncilDarrell Miller / Phoenix ProductionsGreg Fosty / Champagne DrumBess TapallaThe Hrynkiw FamilyThe Moore FamilyLeila MarstonBritney and Brian Ayers

"Ming Lee and the Magic Tree" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


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