Performance Network continues its commitment to engaging and high-quality theater for children, with its continuing Saturday matinee series. This month, kids can take a fairy-tale journey into an old story made new, with The Fisherman and His Wife. The show, with music and lyrics by Kerry Graves and book by Paul Vanderoest, is a retelling of a Brothers Grimm classic about a poor couple who accidentally stumble into everything they could ever want, in this version, courtesy of a mermaid named Mamie! The Grimms’ take on old folktales can be, well, grim — but this adaptation is a light, kid-friendly look at the dangerous power of what you wish for.
Saturday, December 22, 1pm. $10 adults, $7 kids. (Family tickets available for $20). 120 E. Huron St. 734-663-0681. www.performancenetwork.org. —MD