The surreality continues with imaginative costumes (Alice Bristle) and puppet (Adam Carlson) which are inhabited by an energetic young cast. Ellen Wiese is the fearful/brave sister venturing off with her unusual brother Ian S. Henretty and friend, Brennan Hattaway, to save their father, Steve Ledyard, from the evil clutches of "IT". This necessitates a form of intergalactic time/space travel mode called "tessering," or wrinkling time, as a shortcut.
This is a young-adult-novel style adventure, a fantasy, but also raises real issues about love and self-sacrifice and being true to your own identity. It would be an exciting outing for younger audiences, but I would think twice about bringing preschoolers, as it could be too scary/confusing.
I was impressed with the extreme diversity of the multiple roles played by Amelia Rogocka and Grace Hinkley. You may easily be deceived that there are more actors on stage than are listed in the script. Director Ann Carlson has brought her fairy-tale imagination to this fun fantasy.
Continues through June 1 - 8 pm Thur/Fri/Sat; 2pm Sun.
www.overtheledge.org$10 ($8 senior - $6 student)
Bring a picnic and enjoy the park before the show; theatre goers do not have to pay for parking.