Play Written and Directed by Lilia Slavova
Puppets and Design by Julia Tasheva
Produced by Classika Theatre
Reviewed by Hunter Kieserman
On the heels of their successful production of The Snow Child, I was happy to return to Classika Theatre to review The Story of the Lost Sock. This original story created by Petko Kolev is about a talking, multicolor sock named “Lefty” in search of his brother “Righty” who has been lost in the dryer! As Lefty tries to find his brother in the laundry basket where all the single socks are kept, he encounters old socks, athletic socks, gloves, and many other things. This cute and colorful story encourages children to sing and clap along and sends out encouraging messages, such as “Don’t lose hope”. The show consisted of fun and repetitive songs by Petko Kolev that were clearly geared towards a younger audience. I am happy to report that The Story of the Lost Sock is very entertaining.
For this production, the set was a large dresser with neon green highlights complimented by a black light. As the show began, the drawers in the dresser opened up to reveal holes for the sock puppets to sing and dance in. The characters in the performance were all different types of socks including an old, shaggy, custom made sock. Kids may never look at their socks the same way again!
The set and the costumes were designed by Julia Tasheva and the lighting was designed by Lawson Earl. All of the elements of this production seemed to make the show enjoyable for all but especially for a younger age group. The audience was primarily made up of children ages three to seven (with the exception of myself). This show is a great show for birthday parties or field trips. I would recommend this show for ages 3-7.
Running Time: 45 minutes with no intermission.
When: Through May 4th
Where: Classika Theatre, 4041 Campbell Avenue in Arlington, VA
Tickets: $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.
Info: Call 703-824-6200 or visit the website http://www.classika.org/
This reviewer recommends: ages 3-7.