Fe-fi-fo-fum! This famous line from the classic Jack and the Beanstalk will resonate with pre and elementary school-age kids when they see the show currently playing at The Puppet Company in Glen Echo Park, Maryland.
Developed by Len Piper (from the book by Carlo Collodi) as a puppet show within a puppet show, this marionettes-mixed-with-human-actors version of “Pinocchio” from Glen Echo’s Puppet Company is perfectly tailored to pre and elementary school-age kids.
I’ll admit I wondered if a stage adaptation of “Locomotion” could capture the powerful voice in Jacqueline Woodson’s award-winning novel in verse. Well, it can. And it does. The show is a superior work in its own right, and an excellent addition to the fall line up at The Kennedy Center’s Family Theater.