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Shockheaded Peter’ scampers into Cygnet Theater


Last updated 6/17/2017 at Noon

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to Village News

Ninety minutes in a freaky-fairy tale gone mad goes by quickly in Cygnet Theater, which thrives on quirky, edgy works like “Shockheaded Peter.” Molded into a production by director Rob Lutfy, this merry romp stands as a warning to naughty children everywhere.

The play is loosely based on the poems by Heinrich Hoffmann, a German psychiatrist called “Der Struwwelpeter.” Originally written in the 1850s for his four-year-old son’s Christmas present, Hoffmann’s work was published, reprinted and translated, remaining popu...

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