Center for the Arts Presents The King Stag

Posted: December 6, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Erica Pirrung

George Mason’s Center for the Arts presents the American Repertory Theater’s (ART) rendition of The King Stag Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. Held in the Concert Hall, these are the only two performances of this production in this area. Pre-performance artistic discussions begin each evening at 7:15 on the grand tier of the Concert Hall.

Directed by internationally renowned Andrei Serban, and featuring movement, masks, and puppetry by Julie Taymor, with original music by Elliot Goldenthal, The King Stag is a 90-minute legend/folktale by Carlo Gozzi. Audience members are taken on a journey to the Oriental kingdom of Serendippo, where the young monarch, King Deramo, searches for true love. The story takes many unexpected turns, but ends, as most fairy tales, with a happy ending.

ART is a nonprofit resident theater in Cambridge, Mass. Founded in 1966 by Robert Brustein, the professional production agency and theatrical training conservatory is now in its 22nd season.

Tickets for The King Stag are $42, $34, and $21, and can be purchased through the Center for the Arts. For more information, call x38888.

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