When: Sat., Aug. 20, 10:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 6 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22, 6 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 6 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 1:30 p.m. 2011
This show is a lighthearted hour of warm funny family stories with Eric Wolf. His dyslexic childhood in New York City has given Eric Wolf a rich tapestry of truth and fiction to draw upon for your entire family's amusement. For Ages 9 to 99.
3 stars (5 for kids)
Cats could fly back during Brother Wolf’s New York City childhood, a time when Roman Candles were subbed out for real ones on birthday cakes and when sleds could fly too, right down an icy hill into eight lanes of traffic (and that’s how Wolf got his first speeding ticket, at age 9). With his ability to bring to life eccentric characters like a WWI vet and Vodou priestess, Wolf is the kind of gentle, playful, imaginative storyteller you loved to sit before, Indian-style, back in your youth. There isn’t quite enough to chew on for adult audiences, though. - Scott Shoger
Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 12