by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
From a young toddler looking at her shadow on the street, to the Chinese Shadow Puppetry theater, people’s obsession with shadows has crossed cultures and boundaries since the beginning of mankind. The Patch Theater from Adelaide, Australia, has their own take on shadow play: Me & My Shadow, their award-winning play is a charming and clever production and will be showing at the New Victory Theater during the weekend of October 19-20.In a playground of paper, light, music and magic, a whimsical story about childhood friendship comes to life when one young girl meets a particularly sly and silly fellow—her shadow! Specifically crafted with younger kids in mind, Me and My Shadow was devised for a child’s level of comprehension and perspective, and its deceptively clever staging is intriguing for all ages. Collaboratively created by Zoë Barry, Dave Brown, Geoff Cobham, Roz Hervey, Nathan O’Keefe, Astrid Pill and Bob Weatherly, Me and My Shadow is directed by Dave Brown, Roz Hervey and Geoff Cobham and stars Sarah Brokensha and Tim Overton.
If you have kids ages 4-7, do not miss this performance as it’s here for only two days! The play is 45 minutes long with no intermission.
Here’s a clip from the performance:
When: October 19th, 2013: 11am, 3pm, 7pm
October 20th, 2013: 12pm, 5pm
Where: The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street, Between 7&8 Avenues, New York
Price: $14-$38 per person
To Purchase Tickets click here.
To purchase by phone call (646) 223-3010
Box office is open Sunday & Monday 11am-5pm; Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-7pm
All photos by Dave Brown
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets to the show.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for thirteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 6, 4 and 1) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.