The Arts Campus at Willits, also known as TACAW, is adding family-friendly mini-performances by Carbondale-based theatre company Voices to its weekly Wednesday Night Live events (July 29 and August 5, 12 and 19).
Each 15-minute vignette features the characters Cloud, Rowdy and Gidget. They play in a backyard fort, and practice social distancing to keep each other safe, although they still find ways to go on imaginative adventures.
"The real impetus is to bring joy and delight and laughter to kids and families, and theater's a really wonderful tool for that," said Voices executive director Renee Prince. "When the world is out of control, we can still play pretend."
She added audiences can watch each "episode" independently, or find the actors as they move around Willits and perform more of Cloud, Rowdy and Gidget's adventures.
The kid-friendly productions are part of TACAW's Wednesday Night Live, which was introduced earlier this summer. The program brings buskers to downtown Basalt and Willits each Wednesday night (5:30 to 8:30 p.m.) and allows audiences to social distance while they enjoy live performances by musicians, magicians and comedians, among others.