Into the West

Adapted by Greg Banks
From the film Into the West
Written by Jim Sheridan
Music Composed by Thomas Johnson
With permission from Travelling Light Theatre Company, Bristol, UK
Directed by Rita Giomi

February 23–March 19, 2017

From the coast of  Ireland comes the spellbinding tale of two siblings and a white horse called Tir Na n'Og. Ally and Fin are children of Travelers living with their Pa, when the mysterious, otherworldly horse comes to them from the sea, filling their lives (and tiny flat) with happiness . . . and trouble. Soon police are at the door to take Tir Na n'Og away, but not even the law can keep these children from their magnificent horse. Fearless as cowboys, Ally and Fin escape into the west in this lively, suspenseful drama about love, loss and bravery, where they learn that the greatest journeys in life take us beyond all imagination and into our hearts.

From the playwright that brought you Robin Hood, families will be enchanted by this unique story, rich in Irish folklore, lyrical writing and music.

Eve Alvord Theatre

ASL Interpreted Dates:
Public - March 11, 2:00pm
Schools - March 9, 10:30am

Age Recommendation: For Ages 9+

Running Time: 75 minutes, no intermission.

Active Audience Guide: Into the West

ENCORE: Into the West [interactive arts program PDF]

Active Audience Guide: Into the West

Recommended age: 9+
Grades booked: 2-3 – 10%; 4-5 – 69%; 6-8 – 14%; Homeschool – 7%
Discussion topics:

IRISH MYTHOLOGY

LOVE AND LOSS

TRADITIONAL AND MODERN SOCIETY

Recommended Reading: for ages 9+

Fiona's Lace
By Patricia Polacco

Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato
By Tomie dePaola

Nory Ryan's Song 
By Patricia Reilly Giff

Leprechauns and Irish Folklore
By Mary Pope Osborne

A Pot O'Gold: A Treasury of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore, and (of course) Blarney
By Kathleen Krull

Fog Island 
By Tomi Ungerer

(Booklist prepared by Holly Smith and Tamara Saarinen, Pierce County Library System)

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