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THIS GIRL LAUGHS, THIS GIRL CRIES, THIS GIRL DOES NOTHING

Mar 17 – Apr 10 2022

by Finegan Kruckemeyer

Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made – one sister will walk one way, one the other, and the third will stay right where she is. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, and fought Vikings, and crossed oceans, and tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women.  What they learn on their separate journeys will change everything, and at the same time nothing, in this moving and irresistibly charming modern-day fairytale.

An adventure story for all ages! Ages 7 and up recommended.

View the program here

 

How to see this show in-person or online

  • Tickets are offered at 4 price levels, starting at $15.
  • This show runs about 75 minutes with no intermission.
  • Masks will be required for everyone over the age of 2 years old; proof of vaccine or a negative test for everyone 5 and above.
  • A professionally filmed version will be available to stream for online ticket holders approximately two weeks after Opening Night. Online tickets come with a surprise goodie bag – we want to bring the fun to you! Look for your package in the mail.

Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made – one sister will walk one way, one the other, and the third will stay right where she is. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, and fought Vikings, and crossed oceans, and tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women.  What they learn on their separate journeys will change everything, and at the same time nothing, in this moving and irresistibly charming modern-day fairytale. 

 

Winner, 2010 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award
Finalist, 2020 Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland
Finalist, 2015 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work 

Somewhere between hilarious and human’

Luca (age 9), Big Kids Magazine

‘Because this tale is broad and universal, just like a life (or three), and can be melded and shaped and shifted in magical ways. And what CoHo has done with Kruckemeyer’s beautiful words is capture lightning in a bottle’

Oregon Arts Watch

‘The most important thing is always the telling of the story – children demand imagination and clarity while adults deserve it. This is the secret of fables and fairy stories and it’s the standard by which theatre for children can best be judged. By that measure – and plenty of others beside… ‘This Girl Laughs’ succeeds admirably’

The West Australian

‘But a simple story told well can grab your hand and take off running, leaving you breathless with delight [and] that’s what CoHo has done’

Oregon Live