German company Theater der Nacht is crossing the Atlantic to present The Amazing Night Time Adventure of Little Häwelmann at Imagination Stage as part of the My First Imagination Stage season. This production is presented in part with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Amazing Night Time Adventure of Little Häwelmann runs in Imagination Stage’s Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre November 13 through 21 at 10:30 am and 11:45 am. Appropriate for ages 3-6, tickets are $10-$12, with a $5 lap seat for children under 12 months. Tickets may be purchased online at www.imaginationstage.org, at the Imagination Stage box office, or via phone at 301-280-1660.
Theater der Nacht, or “Theatre of the Night,” was founded in 1988 by experienced puppeteers Heiko and Ruth Brockhausen. They have travelled worldwide presenting their work, including taking Häwelmann to Switzerland, Denmark, Russia, and China. The Brockhausens say that their work is influenced by “dreamy stories, photos, and creatures of the night.” These characteristics allow for innovation and help to give life to their “whimsical and fantastic stories.”
The Amazing Night Time Adventure of Little Häwelmann (Der kleine Häwelmann), based on the fairy tale by Theodor Storm, tells the story of a naughty boy named Häwelmann who won’t fall asleep. His mother, exhausted from rocking him, falls asleep herself. Bored and restless, Häwelmann makes a sail for his bed with his nightshirt and soars into the night upon the invitation of the moon, and then must try to find his way home after traversing the globe.
In addition to performances, My First Imagination Stage programming at Imagination Stage includes the very popular Sunday Fun-Days and the new Saturday Song Circles. These single session workshops engage children and parents in multi-sensory play. Sessions start at 10:00 am. Tickets and more information are available online.
The Amazing Night Time Adventure of Little Häwelmann
A Theater der Nacht production, presented by Imagination Stage and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
November 13 – 21
Public performances on Tuesdays – Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Tickets: $10 - $12; best for ages 3-6
The My First Imagination Stage season of theatre for the very young includes Mouse on the Move (October 6 – November 11), The Amazing Night Time Adventure of Little Häwelmann (November 13-21), Wake Up, Brother Bear! (January 3 – February 3), and Tell Tale Hearts Company’s From Here to There (March 6 – April 14). This season runs alongside the Lerner series that includes P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical, Seussical, Anime Momotaro, James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger, and Peter Pan and Wendy.