December 3-30, 2010
Directed and designed by Sandy Spieler with the HOBT company.
Based on the ancient legend of the Italian gift giver, La Befana reveals the splendid wonder of common things.
With big and little puppets and lots and lots of music, we travel around the world with the old woman Befana as she goes in search of the Holy Child only to discover that holiness lives in the hearts of all children.
Combining both the sacred and secular themes of the season, this is a luminous tale for audiences of all ages and many traditions.
“‘La Befana’ is an aural and visual feast – you simply can’t wait to see what kind of puppet will come out.” -Jaime Meyer, StarTribune