Theatre Adventure presents ‘The Curious Child and the Flying Horses’
During a “Curious Child” rehearsal, Brady extends his wings as a flying horse behind a shadow screen on stage while Noah plays percussion. Online actors can be seen performing on a monitor.

Theatre Adventure presents ‘The Curious Child and the Flying Horses’

WEST BRATTLEBORO — The Theatre Adventure Wednesday Troupe presents their original story this year, The Curious Child and the Flying Horses, which comes directly from their 2021 summer expressive arts camp, “The Earth Inspires.”

Maia Gilmour, an artist and teacher from northern Vermont, developed three original tales of the Earth that the students explored with puppetry, movement, sound, acting, music, poetry, and singing.

Since 2004, a news release states, “Theatre Adventure actors have been bringing stories to the stage with delightful ingenuity, imagination, and a compelling presence. Diversity runs deep in Theatre Adventure with a wonderful mix of ages and disabilities. Abilities are featured with an amazing array of supports and a grounded belief in the power of theater arts to inspire empowerment.”

According to the producers, “The Curious Child belongs to a family of travelers who are deeply bonded by their love for one another, storytelling, singing, and a fascination for experiencing new places. Curiosity opens the door of discovery for the child. The child accepts the invitation to journey with the Flying Horses and the Majestic Fairies, whose magic knows no boundaries. Will the Curious Child be transformed?

“On the Curious Child's quest, the child befriends the Playful Pixies of the Hills, Villagers of the Mountains who have reverence for their sheep and the mountains, and city dwellers transformed from blandness to opportunity by reacquainting themselves with the power of water as revealed by the Selkies. What is the Curious Child learning from all of these unexpected and powerful experiences?”

All shows are available to watch live online or in-person. Online ticket links offer the option of viewing the recorded performance at your own convenience. Shows will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20.

The shows are Sensory Friendly and a Theatre Adventure social story is available upon request. ASL Interpretation is provided. In-person performances at West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., are wheelchair accessible. The director or disabilities specialist would be happy to discuss accessibility or accommodation questions. Email [email protected] or call or text 802-387-0765.

Tickets are available for sale online only at Tickets must be purchased in advance, and will not be sold at the door. In-person seating is limited to 30. In-person audience members must show proof of vaccinations including a booster and wear a mask.

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