|The jewel box interior of the Teatro Goldoni|
|A magnificent bean stalk conjured from humble materials|
In addition to touring productions like the one we saw yesterday (and which have ranged all over the world), La Baracca maintains an extensive program of performances and activities at its home base in the Teatro Testoni Ragazzi in Bologna, which you can read about (in Italian or English) here: http://www.testoniragazzi.it/. If you're planning to visit Bologna with kids, it's a resource worth checking out.
And the remaining four productions at Teatro Goldoni in this winter's Domeniche in famiglia series may be worth checking out if you're going to be in Venice in January or February with kids even if they don't speak Italian. At a cost of just 6 euro per seat, the spectacle and music and the overall experience may, for certain kids, make the language irrelevant. (Sandro sometimes likes to watch a certain Russian cartoon about a bear, though he doesn't understand the language.) A complete schedule of the series is here: http://www.teatrostabileveneto.it/teatro.asp?id=26986&p=7
|Coaxing a golden egg from a freshly-stolen hen|