In the Northern Lands: Nordic Myths

Within the classroom, the characters of Greek and Roman mythology seem always to have trumped Odin, Thor, Loki, and Freya. Despite very similar themes, the Nordic archetypes go largely unsung. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s world premiere offers a good introduction to the historic Viking pantheon. From the pure and just gods of Asgard to dwarves, giants, and humans, In the Northern Lands takes you on an adventure through all nine worlds, even venturing into hell. Produced in-house by SCT artistic director Linda Hartzell and literary manager Torrie McDonald, the performance is hard to follow for those who need solid plot structure–after all, a myth is just a vignette. Though geared toward the school-age crowd, Lands offers an easy education for adults as well as engaging aerial acrobatics, old-fashioned swordfighting, and stilt-walking. IRFAN SHARIFF

Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 11. Continues through March 14, 2010