Perô, or Mysteries of the Night, an award-winning collaboration between Speeltheater Holland and Childsplay returns to Orange County for three performances on February 20 and 21st! An adaptation of the popular children’s book by French author Michel Tournier (Pierrot ou les secrets de la nuit), this performance tells a story of Pero, a baker in a tiny Italian village with a broken heart. Pero is bashful and has a secret crush on laundress Colombina, but she is attracted to someone else. Will Colombina ever know? Will the village run out of bread because Pero is too sad to bake? This performance will include puppets, actors, singers, and live musicians to bring this love story to life.
- Saturday, 2/20 – 1:00 PM
- Sunday, 2/21 – 1:00 PM* and 3:30 PM
*NOTE: The 1:00 p.m. performance on February 21 will be sign-language interpreted.
Approximate Run Time: 1 hour with no intermission
Recommended for children ages 7 and older. Audiences are encouraged to arrive one hour before the performance for free creative activities. The Center’s Education Department offers these enriching experiences to provide young people and their families with more opportunities to play together creatively. Studies show that this is critical in helping to develop the ability to think and problem solve.