On January 15 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and January 16 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Xavier Players will present Peter and the Wolf directed by John Lewandowski, Madcap Puppet Theatre’s Artistic Director. This is the second show in this season’s Hats Off series collaboration with Madcap and Xavier. Tickets cost $7 each. They can be purchased online now at https://xavier-players.ticketleap.com and can be purchased by phone beginning January 10 by calling (513) 745-3576.
Sergei Prokofiev never imagined his classic tale like this! Madcap updates this drama with giant puppets, woodwind quintet and a new setting. The tale leaves the countryside and takes place in the bustling city where Peter, the loveable hero, lives in a high rise apartment with his grumpy grandpa. Peter spends his summer days in the park with his cast of eccentric friends including a spoiled teenage bird, a poor homeless duck and a pickpocket cat. Things start to go awry when a Mafioso Wolf shows up and starts to bully the gang. They all join together and teach a lesson that the Wolf soon won’t forget. A parade through the auditorium wraps up the music and mayhem and lets the audience become active participants in the play. Xavier’s Music Department will also participate in the show by providing student accompaniment. Perfect fun for the whole family, this show will delight all ages!
Plays, by their very nature, can be considered theater of conscience as they serve to make us more aware of our human condition. Xavier Players strives to combine real-life experience in the form of meaningful service that relates to the issues presented in the plays. In this act of service one truly becomes socially aware.