Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents Tokoloshe, by Pieter Scholtz, directed by Ann Wakefield.
Thandi, a young girl from the Zulu tribe in Africa, catches a strange and wonderful fish * no less than Tokoloshe himself, the most notorious trickster in Zulu folklore and a mischievous river sprite who can become invisible by swallowing a pebble. In return for his freedom, Tokoloshe vows to serve Thandi, saving her from the clutches of her malevolent grandmother and an unwelcome suitor, then aiding her search in the city for her long-lost father. Full of magical surprises, the play celebrates respect, freedom of choice and loyalty as a foundation to friendship.
No performances on 11/24 & 11/27
Additional performances on Wednesday 12/1 & Friday 12/3 at 10 AM