Be prepared to leave the world of reality as Apricot Theatre takes you on a folkloric journey into the mischievous lives of the Tylwyth Teg. With their heart-warming storytelling style, creative set pieces, and striking movement interludes, you will be completely entranced.
The Tylwyth Teg have swapped a baby above ground with one of their own changeling babies in hopes of bringing attention to themselves. The mother, having noticed that something is not quite right with her child, seeks out a wise man who gives her a series of instructions to help her retrieve her kidnapped baby.
Apricot Theatre has done a spectacular job of bringing the story to life. Absolutely everything about the production is perfect. The performers have an inviting, child-like quality that they bring to the stage and as they narrate the story, it seems almost as if it is the first time it has ever been told. The Butoh inspired screen in the center was especially interesting to watch, as it progressed the story in a way that enhanced the mystical nature of the entire production without being distracting. Even the props were put to multiple creative uses, forcing the audience to look at every item on stage in a different light. While this was one of the longer productions I have seen this season, it felt like one of the shortest and, strangely enough, I was saddened when it came to an end.