The Pied Piper
Remember when you were a kid and could make a castle out of a blanket and chair, a fabulous ballgown out of a sheet and create whole imaginary worlds out of the items in your house? Fork and Hope Ensemble is a troupe of artists that have never given up on doing that. They have accepted the challenge of creating beautiful, imaginatively rendered versions of borrowed tales, using common household items in inventive and unexpected ways. Their latest project is The Pied Piper, based on Robert Browning's haunting poem about a skilled piper who rids a town of rats. When the citizens refuse to pay, he exacts a terrible price, leading all of the town's children away with the enchanting sounds of his pipe. The creators of previous hits The Hunting of the Snark and The Just-So Stories, The Forks & Hope Ensemble is led by Strawdog Ensemble Member Josh Sobel.