Fun, high-quality and truly entertaining theater for children as young as two DOES exist, and who knows this better than The New Victory Theater, which will present Egg & Spoon, a â€œmulti-sensory interactive experienceâ€ for children ages 2-5,Â from November 2 through 21.
â€œDo they think we’ve just been playing pin the tail on the donkey?Â No, we give children a high-quality, other-worldly experience, something that they wouldnâ€™t get with balloon-folding by Mr. Smiley,â€ says Patrick Lynch, whose Lyngo Theatre from the UK created Egg & Spoon. â€œOur director, Marcello Chiarenza, is a Jungian and works on a deep, symbolic level.Â A student of Jung would say that the images we present in Egg & Spoon, like fluffy snowflakes, peek-a-boo puddles and cherry blossoms bursting into full bloom, resonate with the collective unconscious,” Patrick said.Â â€œBut to put it another way â€“ they have a ball touching the objects and exploring the different little environments in the show.â€
Ticket sales have been so strong that The New Victory has added four performances:
WedÂ Â Â 11/3 Â Â Â at 2:30 pm
WedÂ Â Â 11/10 Â at 2:30 pm
ThurÂ Â Â Â 11/11 Â at 10:30 am
FriÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â 11/19 Â at 10:30 am
To create a comfy, cozy setting, Egg & Spoon will be presented in an intimate studio space â€“ studio 3A/B at the New 42nd StreetÂ® Studios, 229 West 42nd Street, a few doors down from The New Victory.