Long Wharf Theatre presents the family comedy The Mischief Makers, by Lowell Swortzell, directed by Kristianna Smith.
Stuck forever together on their totem pole in a beautiful part of the woods, Anansi the Spider, Reynard the Fox, and the Raven can't decide who among them is the most clever - in short, the trickiest of them all. With tricksters' pride, the trio argues, reenacting their most fanciful and amazing exploits, learning in the meantime that laughter can indeed change the world. African, Native American and European folklore comes together to create a fun and fantastical evening of theatre for the whole family. "Kids will enjoy the elements of surprise. Just when they think they know what's coming, when they think they know the characters, some different and exciting thing happens. The characters are larger than life," said Director of Education Annie DiMartino.
The play is suitable for first through eighth graders.