Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling has helped generations of children understand one of humanity’s universal struggles. This fresh staging focuses on the underlying hope of the story as the viewer roots for the ugly duckling, who exemplifies resilience and heroism along the way to becoming a beautiful swan.
“A wonderful hour of fantasy that combines ancient, wordless storytelling with modern technology and music.”LA Times
Aesop’s fable The Tortoise and the Hare, now more than 2,500 years old, continues to drive home the time-tested adage that “slow and steady wins the race.” This production brings modern twists like the Hare losing after getting distracted by all his electronic gadgets. Playing over Thanksgiving weekend, these shows are perfect for families to share these timeless tales together.
The award-winning Corbian Visual Arts and Dance join Light Wire Theater to bring these two well- known classics to life in a high-tech and dazzling production featuring glow-in-the-dark 3D puppets and props. Swirling shapes move, leap and seemingly float across the stage accompanied by a soundtrack of classical and contemporary music. Corbian Visual Arts and Dance was first introduced to New York audiences as part of The Big Red Chair Series with Darwin the Dinosaur, and more recently, the company wowed audiences and won over the judges on the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent."
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 3 AND UP
SAVE ON OUR BIG RED CHAIR FAMILY SERIES
THE 2012/2013 $150 BRC 8-PACK includes 8 tickets to attend Big Red Chair performances of your choosing and a tax-deductible $50 donation in support of future Skirball Center programming.
LIMIT TWO PACKAGES PER FAMILY, PER SEASON. LIMIT 4 TICKETS PER PERFORMANCE. AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH NOVEMBER 30. OTHER LIMITS AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY.
THE 2012/2013 BIG RED CHAIR SERIES:
September 15 | Gustafer Yellowgold with Strings Attached
November 23-25 | The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare
April 27 | The Gruffalo
NYU SKIRBALL CENTER'S BIG RED CHAIR FAMILY SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM JOAN GANZ COONEY AND L. JAY AND MARY ELLEN OLIVA
PHOTOS BY IAN CARNEY, COURTESY LIGHTWIRE THEATER