Pranks of Tyll
was the Village Playhouse's 2002 traveling children's production. This
show travels to various locations in the metropolitan area. All
shows are open to the public with tickets available at the door.
(At the Lakefront Festival of the Arts the performance is free with
admission to the grounds)
The playful, light-hearted Tyll eludes his parents
and gains admittance to the King's palace, by way of the kitchen. Here
he wins the friendship of the Cook, confounds the Wise Men, and charms
the King and Queen. Skillful exposing all their pretensions through his
pranks, he places the Wise Men in jeopardy, and fearful of his rising
power, they lay a plot to dispose of him. But the wily Tyll escapes
their clutches, and lives to twit the King and Queen into recognition of
their own faults.