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“Lions in Illyria” | A Sensory-Friendly Performance by IlluminArt Productions
Saturday, October 1, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Giraffes are gentlemen, aardvarks are card sharks, and animals rule the world in this retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. When young lioness Violet is separated from her twin brother by a storm at sea, she must find her way alone in an unknown country. Disguised as a boy, she finds work helping a preposterous peacock win the love of the most graceful gazelle in town, but it’s not long before Violet is torn between multiple masters, and the whole menagerie is tangled in matters of the heart. Travel to Illyria’s weird and wonderful land in this magical, clever comedy.
Written By: Robert Kauzlaric
Directed By: J. Giachetti
Note from IlluminArt Productions’ Theater for Young Audiences:
IlluminArt Productions’ Theater for Young Audiences is dedicated to creating theatrical experiences for everyone and programming that works with varying abilities. One way of doing this is by having a sensory-friendly performance like “Lions in Illyria.” Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming and comfortable arts experience for people who are neurodivergent, have sensory sensitivities or have other social, learning, or cognitive disabilities. Our production of “Lions” is already sensory friendly in nature, having actors project and make any music or sound effects using their bodies or small instruments to reduce loud sounds and the need for microphones and utilizing the lighting of the space itself rather than utilizing stage lights and strobes. During our sensory-friendly show, audiences are welcome to talk, leave their seats, move around when needed, and even explore and decompress in a nearby relaxation room if things on stage get too overstimulating.
Learn more about IlluminArt Productions here.