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The Happy Prince Family Performance

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Photo: Bill Armitage
The Happy Prince
Family Performance
Annie Wood Productions (Scotland)
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.

Josef Albers, Leaf Study IX, c. 1940Leaves on paper28 x 24 ¾ inches© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ Artists Rights Society New YorkPhoto: Tim Nighswander/Imaging 4 Art

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