In an age of over-priced, high-tech spectacle it is a delight and a charm to come across a theatre company that touches our sense of wonder with dazzling modest means, a theatre that spins gold from straw.—Ross Wetzsteon, Obie Awards founder
The Mettawee River Theatre Company has been dramatizing myths, folk tales and legends from diverse cultures for over 35 years. Our original theatre productions incorporate masks, puppets and giant figures with music, movement and text. Each summer our step van is crowded with an array of creatures and characters, from sublime gossamer deities to heroic peasant women to scurrilous dragons, from wisecracking cockroaches to philosophical turtles. They eagerly spill out onto public lawns, bringing our productions to rural communities of upstate New York and New England—where access to live professional theatre is limited—as well as making forays into New York City. Check out the Current Projects link above to see what we are up to!