A whisper in the woods. A light through the trees. We enter the forest to find spirits and shadows, trails and pathways, light and dark, the best and worst of ourselves. Once in, we find a clearing. Join Birds on a Wire, Philly’s newest dance theatre company, on this immersive and explorative journey into the woods.
Inspired by the literary traditions of fairy tales and coming-of-age stories, from Charles Perrault to Angela Carter, In the Clearing immerses the audience in an imaginative world transformed by scenic designer Kevin Jordan, costume designer Ixchel Mendez, lighting designer Michael Lambui, and sound designer Cory Neale. Follow along as your guides, performers Kate Abernethy, CrystalNicole, Vanessa Erin Gross, Kathy Kerner, Claire Lutz, Brianne Scott, and Molly Woytowicz bring to life the magical forces at work deep in the woods.
Enhancing festivities include a woods-themed craft market at 7pm on Friday September 9th in the lobby of Christ Church Neighborhood House as well as a family friendly matinee on Saturday September 10th at 1pm. Children attend free and are invited to explore the scenery and join the cast for a dance session following the performance.
When: Friday, September 9, 2016: Craft Market from 7-8pm, performance from 8-9pm. Saturday, September 10, 2016: performance from 1-2pm followed by a short dance session, and another performance from 6-7pm.
Where: Christ Church Neighborhood House- 20 N American St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
Also this show is BYOB in several ways: Bring your own Booze, Basket and Blanket!