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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 : 5:53 a.m.

Wild Swan Theater serving up 'Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot'

By Staff


Wild Swan Theater will present "Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot"

Photo courtesy of Wild Swan Theater

Wild Swan Theater continues its 32nd season with the humorous children’s tale, "Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot." The nationally recognized, award-winning company has created an original version of this traditional tale to please children ages 3 through 9.

Renowned artist Chris Roberts-Antieau has designed the sets, costumes and props for the production, and the story of "Strega Nona" is a beloved Italian folktale. Strega Nona has a magical pasta pot that only she can control, but silliness ensues when Big Anthony does not listen to her, causing the streets of their small Italian village to fill with pasta.

Molly McMahon appears as Strega Nona, with Wild Swan actors Sandy Ryder (Big Anthony) and Michelle Trame Lanzi (Villagers, Paula). David Mosher brings live musical accompaniment for the production with his mandolin and various percussion instruments. American Sign Language interpretation is by Rebecca Brunner.

"Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot" is appropriate for young people pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. Performances are at Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College. Performances are Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 22 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. For ticket purchase call 734-995-0530 or order through the theater’s website at

Wild Swan Theater is dedicated to producing professional children’s theater of the highest artistic quality and to making that theater accessible to low-income, minority and disabled children through lowered ticket prices and innovative outreach programs. For more information about the company, its current season, touring programs and drama camps, visit the Wild Swan website at