Tickets and Details
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
For more information call: (260)-481-6555
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
For more information call: (847) 673-6300
Tickets: $20, $28, $38
About The Production
This production played to capacity audiences at its world premiere in 2011. Back by popular demand, this performance is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Indian folktale exploring the relationship between man and nature.
“The Flowering Tree” is the story of Kumudha and her sisters, who are shunned by their village for too poor. The gods send the girls a special mantra that turns Kumudha into a tree that gives the most fragrant and beautiful flowers on earth. As long as the sisters collect only the flowers that fell naturally from the tree, they could sell the blooms at the market. And until the people around her treat Kumudha’s tree form with the reverence nature deserves, she would be not be returned to her human form. Can the villagers respect the blossoms of this flowering tree while reaping her rewards? Can the delicate balance between nature and human society be restored?
This message of conservation and the preservation of nature unfolds through a spectacular combination of Bharatanatyam, classical Indian music, Jazz music, acting, and storytelling. Rich in costume, color, and sound, “The Flowering Tree” is a performance for all generations, together.