Nyx and the Long Night
Nyx and the Long Night was created in culmination of String and Shadow's 2023 residency at The Olympia Family Theater. Written by Emily McHugh, Lily Raabe, and Donald Palardy and directed by Luz Gaxiola, Nyx and the Long Night is an original winter folk myth brought to life by giant puppets, shadow puppetry, live music, and a healthy dose of slapstick comedy.
Once upon a time there were two sisters: Sol, a child of Day, and Luna, a child of Night. Every day they played a game of catch in the sky, tossing the sun and the moon between them. Everything changed the day they dropped the sun. Now, the world has been dark for a very long time – an endless winter solstice. Perhaps a young woman named Nyx will be the answer. Part girl, part tree, and raised under the light of the stars, her magic and courage might just save the world.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.