Theater: The Weaver’s Tales: of cinderella and the devil, Chicago Cultural Center, February 15

The Weaver’s Tales: of cinderella and the devil

Image of the Chicago Chamber OrchestraThe Weaver's Tales PosterFifth House Ensemble presents The Weaver’s Tales, a unique, multi-media, theatrical adventure that seamlessly weaves together three storylines by combining fairy tales, physical theatre, dance, high fashion, and music. Based on Grimm’s fairytales, The Weaver’s Tales are inspired by music ranging from Beethoven’s classic Septet to music from post-modern composer Elliott Carter.

This second tale weaves together three separate tales including the classic “Cinderella,” “How The Devil Married Three Sisters,” and “The Robber Bridegroom.” Music selections will include works by Ludwig von Beethoven (Septet), Elliott Carter (Sonata for flute, oboe, cello and harpsichord), and Mark Fish (Pictures of Miro, selections). Fifth House Ensemble takes a feminist twist with these tales, illustrating how women interact with men, both positively and negatively.

The third tale, “of debt and the maidens,” takes place on Tuesday, May 3, also at 7 pm in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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