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Krannert Center Events: November 2019: Trick of the Light Theatre: The Bookbinder

Event Details

By Ralph McCubbin Howell
Hannah Smith, director

“They say you can get lost in a good book. But it’s worse to get lost in a bad one . . .” And so begins the magically intriguing journey of The Bookbinder, created by the inventive artists of New Zealand’s award-winning Trick of the Light Theatre. This one-person show, written by Ralph McCubbin Howell and directed by Hannah Smith, pays homage to old-world fairy tale traditions with touches of darkness, mystery, and high-stakes daring as an apprentice bookbinder gets rather too engaged in his work. Trick of the Light Theatre employs puppetry, shadow play, music, and paper art, all bound together in a mayhem-filled fable for curious children and adventurous adults.

Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Thursday, November 7th, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 8th, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 9th, 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 9th, 7:30 PM

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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