‘The Toad Prince’ hops over to Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz presents “The Toad Prince” performed by Tears of Joy Theatre. This colorful Chinese tale and dynamic puppet theater show is a version of the classic “Beauty and the Beast” story.
(photo courtesy of Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz)
The son of a magical water sprite and a prince of toads, Indri must learn to place another’s needs before his own. Inspired by the compassion of a courageous friend, Indri discovers that true beauty is found within the kindness we show and accept from others. From a smoke breathing dragon to slapstick puppetry, this production vacillates from the serious to the highly comedic.
One of Tears of Joy Theatre’s most famous pieces, “Toad Prince” was originally created in the late 1970s by Tears of Joy founder Reg Bradley, with the musical score composed by the late Allen Gates.
Tears of Joy’s performance, starting at 6:30 p.m., will run a full hour. Full of humor, kids will learn about Chinese culture, compassion, kindness and acceptance while they discover the classic story written in 1894.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/ofmdyxh. Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, is located at 10361 W. Pico Blvd.