(4 / 5)
In the open and bright Sherman Theatre, there is an abundance of joy and exciting pre, during and post show by all the children and families who are looking out for and forward to The Hunting of the Snark.
Based upon the tale by Lewis Carroll, the story sees a collective of people who join over one common thing- to find a Snark. No one knows (including us) what a Snark looks like and there is always suspense and intrigue into what it may be.
The tale is comical, modern and breaks the fourth wall with audience interaction. The set it beautiful and interchangeable with simple props and lights and little other sound in use in addition to a one man band on stage named Steve who is referred to as part of the narrative.
We have heroes, villains and morals of the story. We see the development of a father and son relationship and a hint at animal welfare with whether we should capture creatures from their natural habitat. All food for thought and teaching valid topics to the children in the audience- and us too as adults!
References to modern culture and literary fame brings a real intelligence and great nod towards the greats and no so greats of these. Thsee imputs hit home with every age group and includes everyone, young and old.
The Hunting of the Snark is a beautiful and hilarious family entertainer. And even if you do not have kids, go anyway- you’ll come out wanting to find your own Snark too!