The 14/18 project presented several Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales linked together by incorporating The Journey of the Bell tale into each story. In the Journey of the Bell, two 10-year old girls Ida and Elizabeth, one a tom-boy, the other not a tom-boy set off through a deep forest to find a mysterious bell. Being of the age when girls just start going through puberty and become well…not very nice to each other, they fall out.
The two girls’ quest to find the bell are interwoven into several of Andersen’s fairy tales: The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep, Mother Goose, the Old man and the Circus Flea, the Chinese Imperial Gardens, and of course The Ugly Duckling. The morals in these tales cause them to grow up and repair their friendship.
It is a must see for any family.
The Journey of the Bell. Tales of Wonder and Adventure from Hans Christian Andersen. Free at these locations and dates:
SAT July 25, 2015 starting @ 6pm 2204 W Emerson Street Double-feature with Theater Schmeater’s Gilgamesh followed by music and games •
WED August 5, 2015 @ 6:30pm North SeaTac Park • 128th Ave S in SeaTac
SAT August 15, 2015 HJ Carrol Park • Chimacum Double-feature with Theater Schmeater’s Gilgamesh • Potluck between performances