‘The Griegol’ / Trick of the Light Theatre


‘The Griegol’ / Trick of the Light Theatre

Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m
Weis Center Concert Hall

Suggested for ages 10+
Run time: 55 minutes, no intermission

An eerie, elegant wordless tale about death, love, grief and monsters.

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After their grandmother passes away, a child suspects they are being pursued by the smoke demon shapeshifter of the old woman’s stories.
In the tradition of Spirited Away and Coraline, The Griegol is a mythic, gorgeously rendered dark fantasy for brave children and lovers of atmospheric theatre. From Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder) comes a strikingly inventive new work that conjures magic and laughter out of silhouettes, puppetry, live music and animation. Drawing on the techniques of silent film, audiences see both the stage effects and how they are made. Just as the staging combines hi-fi with lo-fi technology, the story combines the mythic and magic with the domestic and everyday, and a through line of light and love that carries through the darkness.

Trick of the Light Theatre is an award-winning company from Aotearoa/New Zealand, founded by Hannah Smith and Ralph McCubbin Howell. They make theatre that is playful, inventive and thought-provoking that speaks to the here and now. Their shows are unified by their attention to narrative, inventive visual design and belief that theatre should resonate with the wider world. Their latest show, The Griegol, premiered at the Auckland Arts Festival in March 2021.


Ticket Information

Adults: $20
Seniors 62+ and subscribers: $16
Youth 18 and under: $10
Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2): $10
Bucknell students (limit 2): FREE
Non-Bucknell students (limit 2): $10

The Griegol from Boat Rocker Entertainment on Vimeo.

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts, August 2022

Bucknell students: FREE!

In order to encourage student engagement, tickets to performances on the Weis Center's Spring 2023 Season will be free of charge. By presenting their BU ID at the Weis Center Campus Box Office counter, students can receive one free ticket to the performance.

The box office is open from Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and one hour prior to performances.

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