Sat 3/9-Sun 3/31
Talespinner Children’s Theatre is like a travel agency that can take you all over the world without ever leaving its Detroit-Shoreway theater. Its productions, mostly new scripts written by local playwrights, are based on myths, legends, folklore and fairytales from around the globe, giving its audiences the chance to explore different ways of looking at the world. And with their creating and stimulating blend of visuals and performance, music and dance, masks, puppets and costuming, the productions are engrossing for adults as well as kids.
Next stop is Northern Africa, where Cleveland playwright David Hansen takes us in About a Ghoul (a Tale of Morocco). In it a girl named Aleah travels to the land of ghouls where she must discern what is real and what is not when seeking friendship. Katelyn Cornelius directs the play, which features music bu Abdelghani Kitab.
It runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm (note change in matinee performance times) through Sun 3/31. Tickets are $10 for 12 and under, $18 for 13 and over, $13 for seniors & college students. There are also pay-what-you-can performances and ASL performances. Go to the website for more info.