A favorite with the kids, and the young at heart, Trusty Sidekick is back (every weekend in March) with their popular show, Shadow Play. The multi-media performance explores what happens when local hero, Flash, loses track of his shadow after moving to a new home. Program Curator Alison Fleminger notes, “Trusty Sidekick’s theater is an amazing gift to our community and to families from all over the city. Their work is so clever, it delights people ages 2-92.” Watch a fun trailer for the show after the jump.
Still from Trusty Sidekick's "The Little One and the Sea of Letters." Photo by Leah Reddy.
This week’s pick is Trusty Sidekick’s production, “The Little One and the Sea of Letters,” which opens at Abrons Arts Center on Saturday at 3pm. The story follows the journey of a little girl who leaves her village to embark on a great voyage. It’s inspired by the history of the Henry Street Settlement and the Lower East Side.
Editor’s Note: Our contributor, Giacinta Frisillo recently spoke with Nellie Perera of the Abrons Arts Center, who is excited to be partnering with an innovative new children’s educational theater company, Trusty Sidekick. The company also took part in the Artists-in-Residence program at The Performance Project at The University Settlement this past season and produced the highly praised Shadow Play for a very young audience (ages 2-5).
“Finding a balance between education and the arts has always been a part of the mission at Henry Street Settlement,” says program director Nellie Perera, and ever since Henry Street’s recent partnering with up-and-coming theatre company Trusty Sidekick, the balance between the two has reached perfect alignment.