Olive & Pearl is specifically created by the dance and theater company Treehouse Shakers for the very young child, ages 2-5. Meet a young girl, Olive, who is lovingly being raised by her Granny. The show is intimate; audiences sit within Olive & Pearl’s home, which is made out of a dome of soft felts, crocheted squares and colorful fabrics. Throughout their day Granny builds fires, warms tea, makes meals and has a comforting lap with safe arms to rock Olive to sleep. The characters play fairy house, go on an imaginary journey to the moon and learn the jig.

Metaphors of home are woven throughout the set and story; there is a robin’s nest above the window, a mouse’s hole, and a fish in its bowl. The moon plays a significant role within the home, moving throughout its phases. Audiences feel different textures, smell rich aromas, and actively participate in movements. Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, Olive & Pearl is a supportive performance first for the very young and Grandmothers too.

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  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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All Performance Dates: 

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • Friday, April 14, 2017