Pick of the Day: The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

Words like “enchanting,” and “captivating” crop up in reviews of Edinburgh, Scotland-based Puppet State Theatre Company’s theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s ’50s-era allegory The Man Who Planted Trees. Set in France between 1910 and 1947, the tale follows a hiker who happens upon Elzéard Bouffier, a shepherd who lives alone with his dog and is singlehandedly planting a massive forest to remedy the ailing countryside around him. Over the years, the shepherd trades his sheep for bees, ignores two world wars, and receives increasingly frequent visits from the hiker — one of the only souls who knows the rambling forest of oak, beech, and birch trees is not the natural phenomenon the suddenly flourishing town nearby believes it to be. $9; 9:45am, 11:45am, and 6:30pm Thu, Oct 4; Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N St. Mary's, (210) 226-3333, childrensfineartseries.org. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.

comment