1927 The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

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The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

Images courtesy of Nick Flintoff.

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

Images courtesy of Nick Flintoff.

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

Images courtesy of Nick Flintoff.

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

Images courtesy of Nick Flintoff.

1927 - The Animals and Children took to the Streets

1927
The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 8 PM
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 8 PM
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 8 PM
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 2 PM

“A night of unique theatrical magic... a macabre masterpiece of invention and skill.” Four Stars.—What’s On Stage

For fans of the Tiger Lillies, Improbable Theatre or Tim Burton and the Quay Brothers, you’ll delight in the black humor and inventive stagecraft of British theatre ensemble 1927. Their eye-popping production The Animals and Children Took to the Streets was one of the standout hits of the Edinburgh Festival, thrilling packed houses with its melding of stunning animation like a graphic novel come to life, stage action and song.

You’ll gleefully submerge into their seamy Dickensian and dystopian neverworld slum called the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed. Therein lies the infamous Bayou Mansions; a sprawling rotting tenement block, where curtain-twitchers and peeping toms live side by side and the wolf is always at the door. When poor Agnes Eaves and her young daughter arrive late one night seeking refuge, does it signal hope in this hopeless place, or has the real horror only just begun? A wickedly twisted tale, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets will win you over to its dark charms instantly, as the Guardian’sreviewer said, “a jaw droppingly clever and gloriously subversive parable…1927 conjures a world so complete it feels as if you’ve fallen down a rabbit hole.”

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Alberto Giacometti, Le chien (Dog), 1951 (cast 1959); Bronze; 17 ½ x 40 x 6 ¼ in.; Edition 8 of 8; Wexner Family Collection; Art © 2014 Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York, NY

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