Children's Theater Runs Until Aug. 20
The critically acclaimed Occidental Children’s Theater will celebrate its 10th year with “Little Red Frankenhood,” an original story, plus three adventurous adaptations of traditional folktales for a seven-week outdoor run in the Remsen Bird Hillside Theater on the Occidental campus.
In about an hour, a cast of six recent Occidental alumni will perform four energetic and funny stories without props, sets or special costumes, relying only on their acting and acrobatic skills. “The cast carries it off with the unflagging charm that has made this reliable company one of the Southland’s – and the summer’s – most entertaining children’s theater offerings,” wrote the Los Angeles Times.
The scripts and the action for the tales are company-created and the result of weeks of improvisation and revision. The three traditional stories are the troupe’s versions of existing folk tales from around the world, while the title story was developed by actors and Jamie Angell, the theater’s founding artistic director.
“We work in the round, so the audience is right on top of the action,” Angell said. “The unconventional material and the absence of props or costumes force both the actors and the audience to rely on their imaginations. It’s remarkably different from most anything else you see in children’s theater today.”
Beginning July 7, “Little Red Frankenhood” will be performed in the Hillside Theater at 10 a.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Aug. 20. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children ages 2 to 12. Group rates are available.
For ticket information, call the Occidental Box Office at (323) 259-2922.
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