Book and Lyrics by Cerise Jacobs
Music by Adam Brooks
Ms. White falls in love with the village doctor, much to her helper Little Green’s dismay. For Little Green’s mistress is really a white snake who has been able to transform into a beautiful woman. Little Green, who is a green snake, doesn’t have her mistress’ skills and can only manage half the transformation – instead of feet, she has a tail. She dispatches the bullies at school who make fun of her because she’s green and has a tail. But bigger problems lie ahead. An Abbot breaks up what he thinks is an evil marriage between Ms. White and her love. Nothing Little Green can do can comfort her mistress. The White Snake’s tears of love drown the world.
I felt it important to reach children, particularly Asian children, because so many young people of Asian descent growing up in America are either ignorant of their cultural heritage or worse, alienated from it. Don’t get me wrong. I love so much about my adopted country, including the fact that it permits other cultures to exist side by side with the dominant one. But American culture is so dominant that it tends to eclipse and supersede other cultural minorities, particularly in the minds of young people who are trying desperately to fit in.
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