Riding the Wind: Story Plays from Old China

Riding the Wind: Story Plays from Old China
by Carol Korty

Productions (18)
  • Children's play with music
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (8-70 actors possible: 4-35 f, 4-35 m)
  • Set: Minimal set with Chinese dragon, silk ribbons, flags, and assortment of other props

Riding the Wind: Story Plays from Old China
by Carol Korty

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Productions (18)
  • Children's play with music
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (8-70 actors possible: 4-35 f, 4-35 m)
  • Set: Minimal set with Chinese dragon, silk ribbons, flags, and assortment of other props

Amid the daily bustle of a Chinese marketplace, a group of villagers tells four tales featuring strong women. In "Yulan's Search for Beauty," a young woman obtains a potion from an Old One to change her face to one of great beauty, only to become vulnerable to the Emperor's demand of the sacrifice of the most beautiful girl to cure his illness. "The Mysterious Stranger" features the actions of a kind old woman toward a stranger, earning her an unexpected reward. In "Li Chi and the Serpent," a young woman dares to face a monster whom the villagers have been placating with an annual human sacrifice. "The Khan's Daughter" follows a poor shepherd to the court of the great Khan, where he undertakes absurdly difficult challenges to win the princess in marriage -- satisfying her final test of his character.

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Play Details

Amid the daily bustle of a Chinese marketplace, a group of villagers tells four tales featuring strong women. In "Yulan's Search for Beauty," a young woman obtains a potion from an Old One to change her face to one of great beauty, only to become vulnerable to the Emperor's demand of the sacrifice of the most beautiful girl to cure his illness. "The Mysterious Stranger" features the actions of a kind old woman toward a stranger, earning her an unexpected reward. In "Li Chi and the Serpent," a young woman dares to face a monster whom the villagers have been placating with an annual human sacrifice. "The Khan's Daughter" follows a poor shepherd to the court of the great Khan, where he undertakes absurdly difficult challenges to win the princess in marriage -- satisfying her final test of his character.

  • Children's play with music
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (8-70 actors possible: 4-35 f, 4-35 m)
  • Set: Minimal set with Chinese dragon, silk ribbons, flags, and assortment of other props

Production History

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JUN 24, 2017 - JUN 24, 2017
San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, CA United States
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA United States
FEB 24, 2017 - FEB 26, 2017
Chagrin Valley LittleTheatre
Chagrin Falls, OH United States
Chagrin Valley LittleTheatre Chagrin Falls, OH United States
DEC 17, 2015 - DEC 17, 2015
Birchmount School
Moncton, NB Canada
Birchmount School Moncton, NB Canada
SEP 09, 2015 - SEP 09, 2015
Cairns Hinterland Steiner School
Kuranda, QLD Australia
Cairns Hinterland Steiner School Kuranda, QLD Australia
MAR 27, 2015 - MAR 27, 2015
Rudolf Steiner College
Fair Oaks, CA United States
Rudolf Steiner College Fair Oaks, CA United States
JUL 10, 2010 - JUL 10, 2010
Cascadia School
Vancouver, WA United States
Cascadia School Vancouver, WA United States
MAR 20, 2009 - MAR 21, 2009
Gunston Middle School
Arlington, VA United States
Gunston Middle School Arlington, VA United States
FEB 28, 2009 - MAR 01, 2009
Chagrin Valley LittleTheatre
Chagrin Falls, OH United States
Chagrin Valley LittleTheatre Chagrin Falls, OH United States
DEC 02, 2008 - DEC 04, 2008
Westwood High School
Austin, TX United States
Westwood High School Austin, TX United States
SEP 28, 2008 - SEP 28, 2008
Harwich Junior Theatre
W. Harwich, MA United States
Harwich Junior Theatre W. Harwich, MA United States
APR 14, 2007 - APR 22, 2007
South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa, CA United States
South Coast Repertory Costa Mesa, CA United States
OCT 20, 2006 - OCT 21, 2006
McCullough Junior High
The Woodlands, TX United States
McCullough Junior High The Woodlands, TX United States
MAR 25, 2006 - MAR 25, 2006
Heritage University
Toppenish, WA United States
Heritage University Toppenish, WA United States
DEC 10, 2005 - DEC 19, 2005
Big Spring Junior High School
Big Spring, TX United States
Big Spring Junior High School Big Spring, TX United States
MAR 28, 2005 - MAR 29, 2005
Chattanooga High School Center For Creative Arts
Chattanooga, TN United States
Chattanooga High School Center For Creative Arts Chattanooga, TN United States
JUN 02, 2004 - JUN 02, 2004
Friends Seminary
New York, NY United States
Friends Seminary New York, NY United States
JUN 08, 2001 - JUN 10, 2001
Provincetown Playhouse (staged reading)
New York, NY United States
Provincetown Playhouse (staged reading) New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - DEC 19, 1998
Emerson College (workshop)
Boston, MA United States
Emerson College (workshop) Boston, MA United States
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Awards (1)

Aurand Harris Award for Children's Theatre (2000)