The New Victory Theater presents Slingby's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's parable, which uses interactive stagecraft, puppetry, and live music to immerse you in an otherworldly kingdom. More…
Welcome, royal citizens! Industrious Denizens of the South, Rough Fisher-folk of the North, Gritty Prospectors of the West, Gruff Forest-folk of the East—have you a gift? Prepare for the coronation of the Young King! Experience The New Victory in a completely new way when the theater itself is transformed from entry to exit for this enchanting and epic story. Greet the newly crowned Young King, explore on foot the riches of the land, and take pleasure as you see, touch, and discover the magic and mystery of beautiful things! Recommended for ages 8 and up.
See it if you have children and want them to see a play with good messages. Nicely staged, children watch a young person mature.
Don't see it if you want a more developed drama. This is for children's shorter attention span. Children will also get to make paper crowns b4 show begins.
See it if Want a little peek bkstge of a big theatre, have kids 7-8, think all kids' theatre worth seeing.
Don't see it if You're ok w a lot of death, strange lighting, tiny hard-to-see puppets, a too-long morality tale, poor direction.
See it if you have children who enjoy clever theater crafts and beautiful images
Don't see it if your child is younger than 8 years old.
See it if you enjoy the magic and the language of Oscar Wilde stories; have kids and would like an immersive theater experience
Don't see it if you do not appreciate traditional story-telling or get bored with slow paced stories
See it if Your kids are 6-10 or thereabouts and have the patience to be told a rambling story with engaging lead-in activities and good narration.
Don't see it if You actually want your kids to come away with a sense of the human cost of luxury goods and a yearning to be better people.