“Lazy Isidor never went out, he just stayed at home merely lolling about…” So begins the song, which begins the story, which begins the adventure. This is the world of Isidor’s Cheek, by Sandglass’s co-founder, Ines Zeller Bass. One day, something drives Isidor out of his little grey existence. His cheek runs away, and Isidor must search around the world to find it again: a world of color and beauty, as well as loneliness and even danger. Follow Isidor’s search as we continue our Winter Sunshine series of family theater.
Isidor’s Cheek is set on a revolving table filled with all the details of Isidor’s miniature world, from his shabby grey house to a forest of apple trees, through an unfriendly city, across a sea of turtles and barracuda, into the smallest circus in the world. The table revolves to bring Isidor home again and to transform his house, his garden and indeed his whole outlook on life. Isidor himself is barely 5 and 1/2 inches high, an appropriately little hero for a small story with a big heart. Inspired by a German children’s story, the show was conceived and is performed by Ines Zeller Bass, designed by Jana Zeller, directed by Eric Bass, and has an original score composed and recorded by Peter Tavalin. Isidor’s Cheek won a Citation of Excellence from UNIMA in 1999.
This is an ideal performance for audiences age 4-9, and their parents, grandparents, and great grandparents.
Made possible in part with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and C & S Wholesale Grocers.