The Kingfisher Theater is one of the newer companies in town, and artistic director Kevin Dedes is wasting no time establishing a reputation for producing new works. Dedes teamed up with local performer Amy Canfield (who also directs the newest show) to write a world premiere production, "The Devil, the Witch, and the Blacksmith," based on the short tale "Christmas Eve," which is part of Nikolai Gogol's collection "Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka." The Ukrainian holiday story is filled with magic, farce, stage fights, and comedic situations, but doesn't get too scary for children.
"The Devil, the Witch, and the Blacksmith" plays 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14, and Friday, January 22; 2 p.m. Saturday, January 16, and Saturday, January 23; 1 p.m. Sunday, January 17, and Sunday, January 24, at South Wedge Mission, 125 Caroline Street. Tickets are $13 for seniors and students, $15 general admission. Purchase online at artful.ly/thekingfishertheater or by calling 454-9371.