Pepicek and Aninku are down on their luck. The troubled Czech children have a sick mom at home who needs milk, but they haven't a crown to their names. What's worse is that the local organ grinder -- a mean street musician with white gloves, a caterpillar mustache, and a piratelike flopping hat -- won't even let them sing for money, claiming the street corner is all his. Forced to sleep alone in a dark and scary forest, the poor little tykes must await whatever lies in store. If this sounds like a twisted children's storybook tale, that's because it is. And the scribe behind the curtain is playwright Tony Kushner,... More >>>