Mount Vernon, Washington

The Green Bird: A Mexican Story

Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 12:00pm
Adults: $6.00; Students & Children 18 and under $3.00
Festival Seating

The Lincoln Theatre presents a family-friendly collection of events for the annual Street Fair weekend in downtown Mount Vernon. Oregon Shadow Theatre begins this programming with The Green Bird. Behind the illuminated shadow screen, colorful shadow puppets come to life and tell the story of a boy transformed into a fortune-telling bird by a magician. A brave girl journeys through Mexico to save him. In her travels, she encounters fantastic characters and scenes from Mexico's rich folkloric tradition. The climax of the play is set in the Bull Ring, where the audience joins in shouting "Ole!" Colorful and intricate shadow puppets combine with live music, voices and sound effects to create a delightful family entertainment.