April 11-15, 2023 at 11am and 12pm at Story Parlor (227 Haywood Road)
April 13 at 12pm is a *Sensory Friendly Performance

Reserve your seats in advance (recommended) here, admission is free, and we pass a hat at the end to accept donations in any amount / Reserve sus asientos con anticipación (recomendado) aquí, la entrada es gratuita y le pasamos un sombrero al final para aceptar donaciones de cualquier monto.

The following performances have reached their capacity for advance RSVPS! Please visit the below link to add your party’s name to the waiting list / ¡Las siguientes actuaciones han alcanzado su capacidad para RSVPS avanzado! Visite el siguiente enlace para agregar el nombre de su grupo a la lista de espera:

April 14 at 11am, April 15 at 11am and 12pm

Reservations are now being accepted for performances to be held May 13 & 14 at 11am and 12pm at The Tina McGuire Theater / Wortham Center for the Performing Arts (18 Biltmore Ave). Visit the Wortham website to reserve / Se están aceptando reservas para las funciones que se llevarán a cabo el 13 y 14 de mayo a las 11 a. m. y a las 12 p. m. en The Tina McGuire Theatre / Wortham Center for the Performing Arts (18 Biltmore Ave). Visite el sitio web de Wortham para reservar.

Created by Edwin Salas Acosta & Abby Felder; Directed by Abby Felder
Puppet Design & Construction by Edwin Salas Acosta
Costumes by Caroline Bower
Projections & Lights by Leo Lei
Set Assistant is Alex Smith
Music & Lyrics by Šara Stranovsky
Sets by Marie Yokoyama
Fun Guide and Early Childhood consulting by Danny Gomez, LCSW

Outreach by Olympea, Federica Collina & Daniele Martin
Intimacy Coordinator is Gina Cornejo

Cast: Olympea, Edwin Salas Acosta, Federica Collina, Gina Cornejo

A 30-minute interactive multilingual and multimedia performance installation for ages 0-5 and their caretakers. SHELL includes projections, movement, puppetry and play.

SHELL follows a Slug and a Snail who journey to find a new shell when the Snail’s shell is broken in a storm. Composed of different vignettes, audiences will practice phonetics, play with causality and object permanence against the backdrop of a story that will be performed in Spanish and English, and touch on migration and community / SHELL sigue a una babosa y un caracol que viajan para encontrar un nuevo caparazón cuando el caparazón del caracol se rompe en una tormenta. Compuesto por diferentes viñetas, el público practicará la fonética, jugará con la causalidad y la permanencia del objeto en el contexto de una historia que se representará en español e inglés y tocará la migración y la comunidad.

10-minutes of free play at the end that will allow young people to interact with the puppets and set pieces, and practice games, movements, and noises they saw during the performance. 

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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