by Ruth Ozeki
adapted by Laura Ferri
Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA

Scenic: Catherine Cornell | Costumes: Christine Tschirgi | Lighting: Tristan Roberson | Sound: Rob Witmer


“Ozeki’s eventful and far-reaching story, a contemplation of war, grief, despair and time, is artfully folded like an elegant piece of origami into a wry and hopeful seriocomedy laced with Zen Buddhist wisdom… And with care and alacrity, adapter Laura Ferri and director Desdemona Chiang have translated Ozeki’s elliptical opus into a consistently intriguing play.”
Misha Berson, The Seattle Times

“Ms Chiang has established herself as one of our best theater directors with her innovative and boldly thoughtful direction. With ‘A Tale’ she does her usual fine job of creating visually compelling scenes while shaping strongly focused and emotionally rich performances from her cast.”
Michael Strangeways, Seattle Gay Scene

“Director Desdemona Chiang seems to revel in the challenge of maintaining multiple story threads, handling each strand so lightly that the separate worlds are revealed with fluidity. She’s helped by the endlessly shifting and versatile set: a slatted platform becomes a pier, a bed, a bath-house. Paper screens form train stations and temple walls.”
— Cat McCarrey, City Arts Magazine