"The Brave Little Tailor" is a tale popularized by Disney, who
rather appropriately cast Mickey Mouse in the title role. Disney
got it from the Brothers Grimm, who got it from several European
folk traditions. It's an inspiring story about how a little guy can
defeat a mighty giant (or even several of them) with cunning and
courage, as well as a cautionary tale about the dangers of tooting
your own horn. It will be one of the stories featured in our new
Tales; Stories of Creative Conquest"
. This version is specially
edited for the podcast, and features the guest voices of our nephew
Joey (age 15) and our niece Jenny (age 12). We hope the end result
leaves you in stitches.
We also talk about our recent drive and bicycling adventure down
the Pacific Coast, traveling from Seattle through Oregon and past
California's own giants, the monumental redwoods.
You'll hear us make a reference in the podcast to working on our
set in the garage; but no, no, no that does not mean that we have a
house somewhere. We're still on the road fulltime, just as we have
been for the past 17 years. But we do know other people who have
houses, including Kimberly's parents. And it's their garage where
we typically have our marathon production week every May/June.
Now we're off and running on our 21st summer
. Beginning June 11 in Monterey, CA, we literally tour
from coast to coast this year, ending the season in Medford, MA. We
hope to catch you somewhere along the way!
Dennis (Narrator, Giant), Kimberly (Tailor), Joey (King) and Jenny
Comments and folktale requests