Thumbelina | Lifeline Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Nov. 27 2016

I saw Thumbelina the day after the Cubs won the pennant, so it would have been very hard to kill my good mood. And Lifeline Theatre's dance- and puppet-enhanced retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's story of the adventures of the tiny girl who came from a flower did not. The cast turned in winning performances, especially Brandi Lee as Thumbelina. It was unclear how much of the show's message, about finding your tribe and your place in the world, registered with its young audience; it seems like the sort of lesson that would resonate more with teenagers. Still, the kids seemed to enjoy it, and parents will probably appreciate the multiethnic cast and gender-neutral language. —Aimee Levitt

Price: $15

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