The Ox-Herder’s Tale

Script by Mickle Maher
Live drumming score by Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake

This is a fable of a magician who, being rejected by his village as a failure, attempts to overcome his despair by�performing the ultimate magic trick and in doing so embarks on a journey of enlightenment. Based on the traditionally�Zen Buddhist parable, this production features a human size bunraku puppet, a stilt dancer as the bull, shadow�puppetry and rolling screens and a live drumming score throughout.

Performance History

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois – November 2008
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center University of Maryland – September 2006
Zen Buddhist Temple Chicago, Illinois – August 2006

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