Date(s) - 08/12/2017
Location & All Show Dates
Fairy Tales In The Park (at Barranca Vista Park, Ventura)
Contact Info for Location
Website: Fairy Tales In The Park (at Barranca Vista Park, Ventura)
In 1995 John and Roxanne Diesel co-founded Gypsies in a Trunk, an all-volunteer troupe of actors performing free fairy tales for the young and young at heart. In partnership with the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District and with the support of then recreation supervisor, Doug Gale, the troupe opened their first season to enthusiastic audiences at the Rancho Simi Community Park Amphitheater and called the annual series Fairy Tales in the Park. The troupe’s love of children’s theatre has led them to perform every May through September since 1995 all over Ventura County. The tour has grown to include Camarillo, Simi Valley, Ventura, Westlake Village and the Channel Islands Harbor. The troupe’s goal has always been to create an environment where families could introduce live theatre to their children in a casual setting at the right price – free! All Fairy Tales in the Park performances are held outdoors in a variety of venues and is always free of charge, though the players pass the hat to help cover costuming and travel costs, donations are always voluntary. From staging beloved fairy tales on a beautiful amphitheatre stage to a loading dock, the front lawn of a recreation center, or dockside in the grass, the aptly named Gypsies in a Trunk perform anywhere there is an audience!