The Children's Play by Sami Pfeffer
The Children's Play follows the Prince of the Oceans, a mercurial melancholy being, and their interactions with Girl, the Fool, and the Hideous Monster, each of whom embody additional symptoms of mental health. These four main characters explore a strange, bleak world on a confusing and ultimately irrelevant quest.
This play is intended for an adult audience, and is inspired by eclectic art forms like mime, commedia dellarte, dance, and puppetry. The Childrens Play blends those styles together into a visually striking moving painting that explores gender, trauma, mental illness, and identity around a loose and whimsical narrative.
The Childrens Play is art created for, by, and with queer, trans, and non-binary people. Immanuel Elliott directs a cast that includes Khadija Siddiqui, Addison Sharpe, Ming Hsu, Ally Van Siclen, Ari Shapiro, and Riley Jay Davis. Dustin Bailey serves as stage manager. That means this important work features an transgender or otherwise non-binary cast of brilliant actors and movement artists ready to take you on an unexpected journey.
The Phoenix Theater (View)
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|