THE STONECUTTER (Chinese Folktale)
A stonecutter is envious of rich people. An angel turns him into a rich man. But he keeps finding things he’d rather be. He’d rather be king, a farmer, the sun, a cloud, the wind, a mountain. While he’s a mountain a stonecutter comes by and starts to chip away at him. The pain is too much for him to bear. He realizes that being a stonecutter was best after all. Be happy with who you are, you don’t need to look around and be envious of others.
Photos by David Bazemore. Directed by James Donlon and Boxtales Theatre Company. Written by Boxtales Theatre Company. Masks by Ann Cheverfils. Lighting by Tony Mangini. Video produced by David Bazemore.The Stonecutter Learning Guide Book a Digital Show