MALIKA, QUEEN OF THE CATS
by Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre



Some years ago in Palestine lived a kind and generous woman called Sitti. One day, Sitti rescued a kitten from a tree, only to be introduced to a group of magical, talking cats who lived in a cave outside the village. Malika, the queen of the cats, rewarded Sitti’s good deed with bags of gold and silver. But when Sitti’s selfish neighbor Um Yusef demanded the same gifts of Malika, things didn’t turn out quite as she expected.

This exciting new play uses a traditional Palestinian fairy tale to introduce students to Middle Eastern culture and the power of giving to others.

This performance is based on the book Sitti and the Cats written by Sally Bahous.

Charline McCombs
Empire Theatre