It takes a special kind of imagination to recreate the magic of childishness. It is the province of the brilliantly insightful.
Dennis Lee is a poet who captures the child’s world. His book of verses for the young and mischievous, Alligator Pie, has been adapted by five of Soulpepper’s artists into a frothy mix of antic play and playful theatrics.
Ins Choi, Raquel Duffy, Mike Ross, Gregory Prest and Ken Mackenzie are the collaborators and stars of Alligator Pie, in repertory at Pershing Square Signature Center through July 29th. The production is delicious. Its appeal to children is undeniable, as witnessed by their rapt attention; it is likewise a treat for the grown-ups accompanying them to see this sparkling tom-foolery.
For more information, a schedule of all the performances during their residence in New York, and tickets, please visit Soulpepper On 42nd Street.