The Happy Prince Family Performance

Public Programs

Photo: Bill Armitage

The Happy Prince
Family Performance

Annie Wood Productions (Scotland)

International Performing Arts for Families

Experience inventive, top-quality performances from around the world, developed by companies and artists that specialize in programs designed for young people and family audiences.

Sun, Feb 12, 2006 2 PM

"Revivifies Oscar Wilde's story with bags of visual invention and colour."—Sunday Scottish Herald

Children will be captivated by this creative interpretation of Oscar Wilde's classic fable, a touching and delightful tale about doing good deeds for others in need.

Recommended for ages 4-9.

As the performance begins, a girl and a boy arrive in a run-down park on their scooters, both determined to tell the story of a statue known as "the Happy Prince." Finding the props and puppet characters they need in the park's rubbish, the dynamic performers transport themselves and the audience to a magical kingdom. They act out the tale of a tearful statue come to life, who finds joy with the help of a bright swallow, becoming happier and happier as he gives his riches to the people of his kingdom.

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

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

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Hours

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