by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
My kids and I recently watched the short French film “The Red Balloon”. I loved the simple plot that was full of symbolism and the allegorical tale.
Like “The Red Balloon”, WHITE, an award-winning kids show currently playing at the New Victory Theater is also a simple yet metaphorical story that adults will appreciate, while their kids will delight at.
Hailing from Scotland, WHITE is a 40-minute performance aimed at kids ages 2-5. In the show, Wrinkle and Cotton live in a world of white and have an important job of keeping their world completely colorless, therefore they must throw away any spec of color they come across. One day they come across a spec of color that gets them thinking about whether or not they would like to throw it away. They need to decide if they’re willing to add color in their lives or keep things as they are.
The simple story is full of many metaphors and is pure enjoyment for adults. My three-year-old obviously did not get any of those metaphors but sat entranced during the performance and understood the basic plot. The show was created by and starring Andy Manley and Ian Cameron (in the performance that I saw Cameron was replaced by Rick Conte).
When: Through November 22, 2015
Where: New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street
To purchase tickets click here.
Photo by Paul Watt
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 fourteen 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 8, 6 and 3) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.