Do you know what it means to “promise the moon”?
It means you’re promising something impossible! In today’s story, a fisherman promises he’ll give back something he’s borrowed. And as it turns out, he’s promising the moon… in more ways than one.
Our story is called “Two Moons.” Versions of this tale come from the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Laos, and Malaysia.
We recorded this episode before a live audience of very enthusiastic kids and grown-ups at KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio in Santa Monica, California. On stage were some actors whose voices you’ve heard in many Circle Round stories: Feodor Chin, Joe Hernandez, and Jessica Rau.
This episode was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir. It was edited by Nora Saks. Original music and sound design is by Eric Shimelonis. Our artist is Sabina Hahn.