The Red Shoes
Produced in partnership with Joel Sass Oddfellows Collective. Conceived, written, designed and directed by Joel Sass. Featuring performer Kimberly Richardson. Including Noah Sommers Haas (performer and assistant director), Rick Miller (Performer), Ariane Mass (Performer), Sean Healey (sound), Michael Murnane (lighting), and Salima Seale (stage manager).
The Red Shoes takes its title from a classic Hans Christian Andersen story of a young girl and a pair of red shoes, and thrillingly re-imagines it as a retro-urban fairytale.
The heroine of this adventure is more of a mouse than a warrior, hiding in a tiny apartment in the middle of the Big City, fearful of venturing out, or of letting anyone (or anything) in. But she's not alone.
Eventually a pair of haunted red shoes is delivered to her doorstep, and they propel our heroine into a harrowing film noir adventure through the labyrinths and spiral staircases of her own mind, where she must face down her fears of what lurks in the subway tunnel, and discover what fate has in store for her up on the rooftop!
Equally humorous and hair-raising, The Red Shoes draws inspiration and influences from vintage detective novels, black and white film noir movies of the 1930s and 40s, and case studies of amnesia and multiple personality. The inventive use of manipulated objects, dolls, and masks provide a dream-like quality to the unfolding adventure.
Age Recommendation 14 and up.
Open Eye Figure Theatre (View)
506 E 24th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404