A large projection screen will help tell the story through a series of illustrations designed by Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alum David Tousley.
In addition, puppetry for the many animal characters has been created by Nebraska Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Andy Park and Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alum Jill Hibbard.
“The Cunning Little Vixen” is a story of the cyclical nature of life, featuring a forester, his family, a rescued vixen fox cub and other creatures of the forest.
“It’s a story about life, love and rebirth,” said Karin Berg, an undergraduate voice major who is playing the role of the forester’s wife, in a written statement. “It is a lively, fun and meaningful story that I think we can all enjoy and relate to.”
Olivia Hacker, a first-year graduate student who is playing the vixen, said the outdoor experience enhances the story and performance.
“Honestly, this work almost begs to be presented outdoors,” Hacker said in a written statement. “I think we’re all able to explore the story better due to the outdoor space, in that, nature is automatically included as the narrative sphere.”
Admission to the show is free, and the audience is urged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.