The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy

Apr 19

Fri, May 13–Sat, May 14, 2011 | 7:00PM
Sat, May 14, 2011 | 2:00PM
Sun, May 15, 2011 | 1:00PM
Sun, May 15, 2011 | 3:30PM

Inside a magical traveling theater tent, a storyteller shares an enchanting and timeless tale. Cheeseboy's home planet has been reduced to a bubbling fondue. Where are his parents? How did he become marooned on earth? Wondrous, funny, and achingly familiar, Cheeseboy’s journey leads him toward a new life filled with independence and new possibilities. Utilizing magic lantern–style shadow puppetry and ingenious “treasure boxes,” this poignant performance will touch young and old alike.

Slingsby Theatre Company is based in Adelaide, South Australia, and was founded in 2007. The company specializes in productions for tweens and young teens, according to the company, “because at this stage in their lives young people are beginning to grapple with the issues that they and we all grapple with for the rest of our lives.”

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view Sept 21–Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)