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Tale of a Tiger
The Corner Store
Washington, DC
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Tale of a Tiger
Tale of a Tiger
Created and performed by Rachel Hynes
Music composed and performed by Ethan Foote
Artistic Collaborators: Joshua Drew and Jess Jung

Tickets: $12 Advance, $15 at the door

What do you do to tame the tiger? Tale of a Tiger is about a little girl who turns into a tiger. Deft, physical storytelling combined with an original and unusual score, this lyrical and rough fairytale is a coming of age story that, for all its strange magic, may feel familiar. Appropriate for ages 10+.

Created and performed by Rachel Hynes, Tale of a Tiger is a vital hybrid of captivating storytelling and physical dramatics. Adeptly narrated by Hynes, this one-woman show combines the contemporary and the archaic, the realistic and the fantastical, and both the lighter and the darker sides of folkloric enchantment. It includes an innovative and unconventional musical score, created and performed by Ethan Foote on solo double bass. Inspired by a range of musical idioms, it, like Hynes, is variously a narrator and a character, both describing and becoming the world of the tiger girl and giving it form, color, and poetic life.

About the Artists
Rachel Hynes spent ten years in Seattle as an actor, director, stage manager and performance artist, working with Seattle Children's Theatre, Open Circle Theater and HKPG, among many others.

She is a co-founder and co-artistic director of performance art group Helsinki Syndrome. Their work has been seen in Ontological-Hysteric's Incubator (New York); Camden People's Theatre's Sprint Festival (London); On the Boards NWNW, Annex Theater, Open Circle Theater, The Henry Art Gallery, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Crawl Space Art Gallery, Jewelbox Theatre (Seattle) and; Hand2Mouth's Risk/Reward Series (Portland).

Rachel has worked with French Collective Derezo in their Washington DC version of Microfictions,  puppetered with London company, Flabbergast, toured to Spain with Das Collectivnost De Teatro y Ridicule and led a cast of 15 ghosts in singing, cooking, hiding and praising in a condemned flat in East London as part of Tanya Cottingham's "7 Quiet Acts of Domestic Violence." Series.

Locally, she is a devisor, cabaret performer, actor and director. She has created original pieces for Forum Theatre's (Re)act series, Artist's Bloc, Clown Cabaret and Tilted Torch Cabaret. She recently performed in Brave Spirits' production of Richard III and directed Medea with Port City Playhouse.

Rachel is a Lecoq-based Actor-Creator and received her MFA from Naropa University, in conjunction with The London International School of Performing Arts.

Ethan Foote is a bassist, composer, and songwriter. Rachel and Ethan collaborated in fall 2011 to create 'Lit,' a site-specific performance journey through three floors of a DC house for Art All Night DC.



The Corner Store (View)
900 South Carolina Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
United States

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