August Strindberg Rep presents one of Strindberg's lesser known plays for children, a magical Christmas story that revolves around a lost black glove. More…
In this lyrical fantasy, a lost black glove found in the entryway to a large apartment building the day before Christmas Eve mystically passes through the hands of many of its residents as it bestows a Christmas spirit. The play will be acted by a cast of six women, in the British Travesty tradition of the late 1800s, in order to ensure that the play will be children-friendly. The piece is recommended for audiences age 8 and up.
See it if you like period XMAS plays in which the lower classes are good, the upper classes are wicked, and imaginary beings reward good/punish evil
Don't see it if you abhor anachronism, actors' lapse of memory, long monologue and scene with no or repetitive action, and tired class war theme. I dosed.
See it if If you like dark, tales that still ring true today. My 25 year old son and I totally enjoyed this..
Don't see it if Want to see a show with all the bells and whistles. This production is presented in a simple, creative way.
See it if You enjoy descriptive language delivered by masterful actors
Don't see it if You stayed up late the night before as this play merits full attention.