Posted by Seattle Repertory Theatre at 11:50 AM | Labels: Aurélia Thiérrée, Aurélia's Oratorio, Charlie Chaplin, circus, fairy tale, stage illusion, Tiger Lillies, Victoria Thiérrée Chaplin
Aurélia's Oratorio opens TONIGHT! Five Night Only!
You Should Know...
Performer Aurélia Thierrée is Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter
Her mother Victoria Thierrée Chaplin—herself a performer and co-founder of several European circus troupes—directed the piece
The show is 70 minutes of "dazzling stage illusion"
Seattle International Children's Festival is co-producing the show, but it's not for kids under 10. In fact Chaplin calls the show a fairy tale but one in which "a puppet commits suicide — but it's over in one second!"
Opens tonight and plays through May 11, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center; $10-$35. Tickets at www.seattlerep.org or 206-443-2222.
Want more info?
Check out this preview article in The Seattle Times. Read about Aurélia's stint with British theatrical cult band the Tiger Lillies and what it's like to have your mother direct you in a solo piece.