December 13, 2012
This revival version plays at the Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City, through Dec. 23. Novel staging, on a children’s playground, complete with bars, swings, and tic tac toe. Cast includes 26 adults, 18 children, ages 6 to 15. Kids remain on stage throughout.
Everybody is local save one equity guest, Noel Anthony, in the title role. Kids come from the theater’s conservatory (ages 4 to 18), which includes after school drama programs in both public and private schools in the area — among them, the Nueva School and Crystal Springs Uplands.
The show is one hour and 40 minutes. “It’s this classical bible story told in a fun and colorful way,” Associate Artistic Director, Tyler Bennet, told us. “Everybody loves it, from grand kids to grandparents.”
The Hillbarn Theater, Thursdays through Sundays, through December 23. December 16 is soldout; December 23, very limited.