Small Acts of Daring Invention, inspired by the life and work of Dare Wright, author of the children’s book series The Lonely Doll, is an image rich, musically driven exploration of the space between this life and the next. The play teases the realness of the unreal and investigates the endless resources of the imaginative realm. With one actress and four puppeteers, Small Acts lives in an expansive world where the child and adult consciousness coexist. The play asks: How do we bury and resurrect the past? Where does our soul find its home? How do we confront reality and dare to invent our own? On a journey delicate, dangerous, playful, and dark, transcendence is the final destination.


Preview (1 week)

    • Wednesday, May 1st, 8:30pm
    • Thursday, May 2nd, 8:30pm
    • Friday, May 3rd, 8:30pm
    • Saturday, May 4th, 4 pm
    • Saturday, May 4th, 8:30 pm


    • Wednesday, May 8th, 8:30 pm

Run (4 weeks)

    • May 8th – June 1st
    • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sat at 8:30 pm,  Saturday at 4


    • Saturday, June 1st, 8:30pm

Producer: Mason Holdings Theatre
Artistic Director: Tracy Weller
Producing Director/General Manager: Reed Ridgley
Playwright: Tracy Weller
Director: Kristjan Thor
Puppetry: Simple Mischief Studios
Scenic design: Christopher and Justin Swader
Costumes: Natalie Loveland
Lighting: Daisy Long
Projections: Yana Biryukova
Music Composition and Sound: Philip Carluzzo
Props: Patricia Marjorie

Production Manger: Mitchell Strong, Production Stage Manager: Eszter Zador, Assistant Stage Manager: Mary Kate Baughman, Press Representative: Everyman Agency, Wardrobe Supervisor: Bonnie Puk, House Manager: Charles Shipman, Master Electrician: Megan Mahoney, Audio Supervisor: Eric Shimelonis