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The play, Stone Soup, is showing through November 13th at the intimate Players Theater. The playwright has taken a well-known children’s story, and written a musical that explores the themes of the story of sharing and cooperation as well as loss due to war. The story is easily understood through the song and actions of the cast members who are engaging, clearly enjoying their roles. Soldier 2 is especially fun.

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The music is provided by three percussionist live in front of the stage. This was interesting for the audience, especially for children, because we could see which instruments were making the various sounds.

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Before the performance, everyone can participate in a free interactive arts workshop creating quilt squares to be made into a quilt for donation to a shelter. During this time the theater hosts also talk about how the show is brought to life on stage, and what is needed to bring a musical together.

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After the show you will get a chance to take photos with the cast in the lobby. You might also take the time to go down the stairs to view the classic posters from artists who have performed at the Café Wha? next-door. There is also a collage of famous 60s and 70s musicians.

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If you are looking for a nice place to eat before or after the show – the village is full of great options. Here are a few suggestions:

Monte’s Trattoria – 97 Macdougal St – Very traditional
Minetta Tavern – 113 Macdougal St – May need a reservation
La Lanterna di Vittorio – 129 Macdougal St – The biggest Calzone ever
Cuba – 222 Thompson St – Tasty and fun with flair
The Olive Tree – 117 MacDougal Great for families

My Strange Family was provided complimentary tickets to attend Stone Soup, all opinions expressed here are our own.

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