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Furman Theatre welcomes Doug Berky in “The Tiger’s Whisker and Other Tales”

For more than 35 years, Doug Berky has toured his performance work of physical comedy, mask theatre and storytelling for audiences of all ages.

Furman University Theatre welcomes alumnus and guest artist-in-residence Doug Berky (Class of 1995) who will present The Tiger’s Whisker and Other Tales Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., with a matinee showing Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Playhouse on the Furman campus.

Doug Berky and handcrafted mask.

The Tiger’s Whisker and Other Tales is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (cash or check only), and are available at the door. Furman Theatre season ticket holders are admitted free.

For more than 35 years, Doug Berky has toured his performance work of physical comedy, mask theatre and storytelling for audiences of all ages. Among other stories, Berky presents his unique take on Korean folktale The Tiger’s Whisker, a story of a young woman’s journey to find healing and wholeness for her husband who has been traumatized by war. A mountain healer sends her on a quest to find a special ingredient for a potion that will help her husband. What she learns from this quest, the search for the tiger’s whisker, is as relevant today as it was in ancient times.

For more information, call the Theatre Box Office at 864-294-2125. Learn more about Doug Berky at www.dougberkytheatre.com.

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