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Legacy Theatre and International Festival of Arts and Ideas Partner to Present Compagnia Tpo’s +ERBA: A Forest in the City 

Performances May 2-5 at The Legacy Theatre in Branford, CT 


BRANFORD, CT April 24, 2024 – The Legacy Theatre is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. As part of the Festival’s Gordon Geballe Environmental Series, the Festival and Legacy have partnered to host Compagnia Tpo’s performances of +ERBA: A Forst in the City in their U.S. premiere May 2-5, 2024, at Legacy Theatre. 

“The International Festival of Arts and Ideas is such a revered mainstay of the artistic programming that has been offered to New Haven and the surrounding communities at such a high caliber for so many years,” said Legacy Theatre Artistic Director, Keely Baisden Knudsen. “It is a tremendous honor to partner with the festival to present this multimedia dance piece that engages youth in such a dynamic way. This type of family programming and community partnership is at the core of the inspiring level of entertainment and education Legacy strives to present. It is very exciting and a wonderful way to spread the love throughout our community!” 

+ERBA: A Forest in the City is an interactive show designed for children and families that combines the use of projected images with dance and storytelling to create a unique, one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Children from the audience are invited to create an imaginary city with two dancers from Compagnia TPO. One dancer builds the houses and streets, while the other creates the insects, grass, and trees. Children from the audience help color and populate the city. The newborn city becomes a living environment as new characters and events are added. Dancers and audience members share the stage in this cross-collaboration of art and play. 

“Compagnia TPO from Italy is known for introducing young audiences to the performing arts through play, vibrant imagery, and exploration,” said Festival Director of Artistic Planning & Operations Melissa Huber. “We are thrilled to partner with The Legacy Theatre in Branford to present this beautiful performance.” 

Tickets for +ERBA: A Forest in the City start at only $15 and are on sale now. They can be purchased through the Box Office (203.315.1901) or Legacy’s website, The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm on non-performance days. For a full schedule of Box Office hours and performances, please visit Legacy’s website. The Legacy Theatre is located in the village of Stony Creek in Branford, CT, at 128 Thimble Islands Road. The Legacy Theatre is committed to providing live theatre and related programming that is accessible to the widest possible audience. Full accessibility and accommodations details can be found on Legacy’s website or by calling the Box Office. 


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