Prince Tartaglia has been sick for ten years. He has tried every treatment imaginable, but nothing makes him feel better. Finally, a pair of strange doctors reveals a possible cure: laughter. The king hires a famous comedian to perform at the palace, but as soon as the prince laughs, an evil witch curses him, making him wander the world feverishly searching for three mysterious oranges. A good wizard helps Tartaglia overcome several obstacles on his way to finding the oranges, and the Prince returns home with much more than fruit.
Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz adapted Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez's short story into this play for young audiences. The magical tale takes place in an impoverished town close to the Caribbean Sea. Brother and sister Fefé and Momó encounter a mysterious creature that has fallen from the sky. At first they are afraid of him, but they soon come to believe that he is an angel who needs their help. When the adults in the village discover the creature, he becomes a symbol of what they want or need him to be: an angel and a curiosity, an answer to prayers and a moneymaking sideshow freak.
A widowed weaver has dedicated three years to creating one magnificent silk tapestry. Anxious to sell the tapestry so they can use the money to create luxurious lives, the weaver’s two older daughters steal his work before it is finished. Mortally betrayed, the weaver collapses, and his youngest daughter takes it upon herself to retrieve his masterpiece. Her ensuing adventures challenge her mind, body and spirit and ultimately bring her true love, inner strength and a glorious reunion. This original play is inspired by Chinese folklore, myths and mysticism.