Sunday, November 6, 3pm
admission: suggested donation of $1/person benefits a local food pantry
Widener University’s FreshBaked Theatre Company presents The Sapphire Comb in a special performance at Darlington Arts Center on Sunday, November 6th at 3pm. A suggested donation of $1 per person is collected at the door to benefit a local food pantry. The play is for ages 6 and up.
The Sapphire Comb is an original tale by Moses Goldberg, one of America’s master playwrights for young audiences. Eleven-year-old Hannah waves her “magic” sapphire comb, a remembrance from her mother, over the water each day while chanting and dancing to commune with the River Spirit and defeat the mighty River Dragon. In a fit of anger, her ferryman father throws Hannah’s sapphire comb into the river. When Hannah and her friend discover a mysterious woman in the river, they pull her to safety. The River Woman holds secrets of the river’s needs as well as clues to Hannah’s mother’s disappearance eight years before.
Creative movement, puppets, and music help bring the mysterious tale to life. The Sapphire Comb features Widener University students: Christina Delva, Brett Hudson, Kristen Kendall, Chara Kramer and Viraga Perera. Also featured is Ruby Knipe. It is directed by Lisa Eckley Cocchiarale with technical direction by Daniel Castagna.
Performances will also be held at Widener University’s Alumni Auditorium on Sun, Oct 30 at 2pm; Wed, Nov 2 at 10am and Fri, Nov 4 at 1pm (advance reservation required for Wed and Fri). For reservations or for more information, please email director Lisa Eckley Cocchiarale at firstname.lastname@example.org.