Mettawee River Theatre Company presents free show

Stamford — The Mettawee River Theatre Company returns to Stamford for the 26th year of appearing in the area through the auspices of The Roxbury Arts Group.
Presented this year by RAG 76 MAIN!, the company is coming with a brand new production, “Beyond the High Valley – a Quechua Story.” The performance will take place on Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m. on the Cyr Center lawn in Stamford. Admission is free. Come early, bring a lawn chair and a picnic supper and watch this talented troupe begin the magic as they set the scene for a magnificent production.
The Quechua people are descendants of the Incas, and their villages are located in the Andean highlands of Peru.  As the story begins, a giant condor spies a young woman tending her family’s llamas in a meadow. He sweeps down from the sky, transforms into a dashing lover and then carries her off to a rocky crag.  Her unlikely rescuer is a creature of dazzling ingenuity, a plucky little hummingbird. The production will incorporate a range of puppets and other visual elements realized on many different scales, expressing the vast distances, radiant sky and rugged, vertical thrust of this fierce and beautiful terrain.
The show will be directed by Ralph Lee; score composed by Neal Kirkwood; masks, puppets, giant figures and set designed by Ralph Lee; costumes designed by Casey Compton. 
Information: 607 326-7908.