See-Saw Theatre Lab Presents


November 1-16, 2019

Tin Soldier — KT Magnolia
Ballerina — Helena Magalhaes
Performer 1 — Mason Tyer
Performer 2 — Ariel Begley
Adapter/playwright — Laura Mason
Director — Chava Curland
Stage Management — Miranda Shunkwiler
Music — David Wasserman
Fight Direction — Mason Tyer
Production Assistant — Claire Avery

A tin soldier built not quite like the others, a ballerina that dances but cannot travel, and the carelessly cruel circumstances that pushes them apart. Take a journey through movement, shadow play and sound as two outsiders strive against their limitations and seemingly impossible challenges to find acceptance and connection.

A non-verbal retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier, STEADFAST is a bittersweet tale of loneliness and belonging, love and loss, and keeping the light of hope alive in the face of darkness.

STEADFAST features the talents of KT Magnolia, Helena Magalhaes, Mason Tyer, and Ariel Begley. It is conceived by Laura Mason, directed by Chava Curland, original scoring by David Wasserman, the production Stage Manager is Miranda Shunkwiler, and it is produced by See-Saw Theatre Lab.


$22 — General Admission
$15 — Ages 30 and under
$18 — Seniors
$10 — Ages 12 and under
$10 — Preview performance

A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online for all performances. If not sold out, a limited number of pay as able tickets will be available at the door. View our ticketing policy

Performance Schedule

November 1, 7:30pm Preview
November 2, 7:30pm Opening
November 3, 2pm
November 4, 7:30pm Industry Night
November 7, 7:30pm
November 8, 7:30pm
November 9, 7:30pm
November 10, 2pm
November 14, 7:30pm
November 15, 7:30pm
November 16, 7:30pm


75 minutes, no intermission

Age Recommendation

Ages 8 and up, stage combat/fantasy violence


Contact Open Eye at audienceservices@openeyetheatre.org or 612-874-6338 for accessibility information and requests.

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