Author Linda Sue Park has written a story of perseverance set in 12th-century Korea. Living under a bridge with his only friend, the crippled Crane Man, 12-year-old orphan Tree Ear seeks a better life for them both.
After Tree Ear breaks a piece of master potter Min’s work, Min grudgingly allows the boy to help with menial tasks in repayment, but never permits Tree Ear to try his hand at pottery. When the Emperor requests a sample of Min’s exquisite pottery, Tree Ear volunteers to embark on the dangerous journey in hope of earning the master potter’s respect.
The Newbery-award winning book makes a powerful performance about perseverance and potential. Homelessness, ethical questions, hardships and an emotionally charged story are most suitable for older elementary aged children. Ages 8 and up are recommended.
The play runs from Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, March 18. Tickets are available online at http://www.sct.org.
The Seattle Children’s Theatre is located at:
201 Thomas St.
Seattle, WA 98109