Sat 10/19 @ 6:30PM
In its eight years, Talespinner Children’s Theatre — Cleveland’s first long-running professional children’s theater — has developed its own distinctive style. Its productions, mostly written by local playwrights, use fairy tales, myths, legends and lore from around the world as their source material. They incorporate music, dance, stylized movement, lighting, masks, costumes and puppetry for an experience that engages audiences on multiple levels, and the performers always mingle after the show and talk to audience members.
As the theater transitions following the retirement of founder Alison Garrigan from her role as executive artistic director (she’ll still be involved in directing and design as her time allows), it hosts its annual Harlequinade benefit at its home at Reinberger Auditorium.
There’ll be appetizer and dessert, wine and beer, dancing and a silent auction. But best of all there’ll be theater: attendees will get to see the premiere performance of TCT’s 2020 traveling show, The Kid from Kittlerumpit (A Fairy Tale of Scotland). In addition, the theater’s 2020 season will be announced.
Tickets for the full evening are $75. “Night Owl” tickets for the 9-11pm dance party are $25.