This winter Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre presents the magical adventure tale, “Ride the Red Mare” based on Ursula K Le Guin’s rare children’s book “A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back.” Enjoy a tale of magic, bravery, and trolls, then meet the author herself, Ursula K Le Guin, on opening night, December 16th. Le Guin will be making a special guest appearance and ticket holder signing. Limited release CDs of Ursula K Le Guin reading “A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back” and featuring music by Third Angle New Music Ensemble will be available for purchase.
“Ride the Red Mare,” adapted and directed by Tears of Joy’s Artistic Director, Nancy Aldrich, ignites the bravery in us all. A brave girl sets out through the snowy woods to rescue her little brother from the trolls. She’s helped by her Dala horse, a small wooden toy, that is transformed into a powerful mare to carry her through the wintery darkness. Accompanied by an elegant musical score by Third Angle New Music Ensemble, this play is a magical holiday treat. Plus, arrive ½ hour early to Saturday and Sunday performances and make your own puppet Dala horse!
Performance dates at Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Dolores Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland OR
December 16th, 7:30pm; December 17th, 11:00am; December 18th, 2:00 and 4:00pm
We are giving one lucky reader a family four pack of tickets to the “Ride the Red Mare” performance of their choice! Details for entering below.
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