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It is a well-crafted production, performed by two talented storytellers, puppeteers and musicians. It’s just a little rough around the edges
The puppets were beautiful and well manipulated, the play is well written and the story was told in a unique and well flowing way. Although there was a lot of thought put into the lighting cues, they were not well constructed. If they had been, it would have added so much more to the atmosphere and the success of the show.
Word of warning, however. This show is definitely not for children. The younger members of the audience were hooked throughout the performance, but given the dark themes that the play explores, its perhaps more for teenagers and above. The fact that the program indicates that the show is for ages 6+ feels like a mistake. The dialogue includes realistic descriptions of dead bodies, and there is a very dark feel to the play overall. As the story is dark, full of terror and bloodshed this show would suit only those who enjoy the genre. It leaves a heavy and sick feeling and in that sense is not, by any means, educational.
The Tale of the Cockatrice evokes thoughts about good and evil, killing and life and raises a lot of questions about the nature of humankind. It is a well-crafted production, performed by two talented storytellers, puppeteers and musicians. It’s just a little rough around the edges.