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Tikki Tikki Tembo

Written By
Ken Boles

Directed By
Ken Boles

The play tells the story of a Chinese boy with a long name who falls into a well. It is an origin myth about why Chinese names are so short today. Tikki Tikki Tembo is set in ancient China and invents an ancient Chinese custom whereby parents honor their first-born sons with long, elaborate names that everyone is obliged to say completely – no nicknames, no shortening of any kind – while second-born sons are typically given short, unimportant names.  The story is based on a chain tale from China about a young boy with a distinctive moniker: Tikki Tikki Tembo no sa rembo chari chari ruchi pip peri Pembo.  The story itself revolves around the young bother doing everything he can to save his brother from the well and meeting many colorful characters along the way who try to help him. By the end of the story a lesson is learned and his monogram is no longer TTTNRCCRPPP.

Momma Woo - Melanie Delaney
Chang - Savannah Dumwell
Tooku Rue - Frances Morgan
Tikki Tikki Tembo - Abigail Dawn
Nagameso - Jen Butler
Phong - Josie Dawn
Master Dim - Alicia Townsend
Jubay - Tyler Degenstein
Shen - Gracie Wohl
Ling - Emily Charbonneau
Ping - Brooklyn Butler
Raoul - Mikaila Delaney
Pong - Mikenzie Delaney
Yen - Sydney Wasteney

July 24 - Aug 2, 2015