Spinning Dot to Explore Otherness with Dark Quebec Fairytale THE OGRELING
Spinning Dot Theatre launched in 2014, creates meaningful international theatre for kids and their families. For everyone, really. Through inventive storytelling often with music, movement, shadow puppets, professional actors, and more, we invite our audiences to think about our world.
The Ogreling by Suzanne Lebeau of Canada is a dark and wondrous play about the son of an ogre who decides to escape his destiny. First, he must overcome three trials, challenges to his instincts and his troubling desires. From his father he inherited an appetite for flesh; but from his mother he received a hunger to live at peace with the world. Cinematic shadow puppetry, movement and music combine to create Suzanne Lebeau's looming fairytale world. Directed by Tyler Calhoun, Jenny Anne Koppera, and assisted by Kelly Joyce Fielder, The Ogreling is Spinning Dot Theatre's most recent Repertory Company creation and will be performed in August 2017.
The cast includes Repertory veterans Tae Hoon Yoo (Big Fire), Vicki Morgan and Emily Slomovits. Joining the company are Matthew Webb and Jedì Curva dual cast as the Ogreling and Emily Levickas as Mother.
The complete performance schedule for The Ogreling is as follows:
Thursday, Agust 17 @ 8:00p.m.
Friday, August 18 @ 8:00p.m.
Saturday, August 19 @ 8:00p.m.
Sunday, August 20 @ 8:00p.m.
The Ogreling performs in partnership with Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Tickets are donation based and available 30 minutes prior to each performance. Suggested donations are $10 and tickets are first come, first served. The Ogreling performs at 8pm each night of the run and is recommended for audiences between the ages of 13-25.
We are so excited to invite you tonight to travel the world through theatre. . . and as we spin the dot, our globe, this evening, it is such a pleasure to introduce you to Quebec with The Ogreling. Welcome to Spinning Dot. Welcome to Wonder.
For more information, call 734-585-5134 or visit www.spinningdot.org.