Blair Thomas presents “The Selfish Giant” on May 17 and 18

selfishgiantTiny Tempest Farm hosts its annual organic vegetable and herb plant sale for two days this May. In addition, this year will feature two public performances of the family oriented puppet show The Selfish Giant by Blair Thomas & Co.

Owners Sheri Doyel and Blair Thomas, along with their twin sons, moved to Mohawk Road three years ago intending to share Sheri’s home-grown organic goods and Blair’s nationally regarded unique theater and puppetry with the community around Geneva Lake. This May, folks who garden and grow their own food will get a kick-start with the seedlings, and young and old can see the show in the family’s rustic dairy barn, transformed into a performance
space for the two-day event.

Suggested donation for The Selfish Giant is $5.00 for adults and children. Limited seating. Reservations recommended. Email [email protected], or call 262-374-4903.

Recently presented at the Milwaukee Art Museum, The Selfish Giant was created by two theater icons— puppeteer Blair Thomas and singer-songwriter Michael Smith. Running time: 35 minutes.

Based on the tale by Oscar Wilde, the original puppets and music tell the story of a grumpy old giant who forbids the children in his village from playing in his beautiful garden. After the children are locked out, the trees and flowers refuse to grow and the garden plunges into an eternal winter. Then one morning, the children sneak back into the garden, bringing with them the joyous rebirth of spring.

This production was originally commissioned by the Chicago Children’s Theater and the world premiere was presented by the Chicago Children’s Theater in January 2008.

The Tiny Tempest Farm is located at W4355 Mohawk Road, Lake Geneva, WI 53147.