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Foothill College Drama Department and Foothill Theatre Conservatory Presents
A play for children and families

Directed by Tom Gough
Costume Design by Aggie Delucchi
Scenic Design by Tomomi Hasegawa

Based on the Norwegian folk tale of the same name, East of the Sun and West of the Moon tells the wildly adventurous tale of Karen, the daughter of a very poor woodcutter. To help her family, Karen makes a deal with a bear that, unknown to her, is actually a prince seeking her love and affection. The bear cannot reveal his true identity because of a spell cast by the Royal Troll Family. Unaware of the spell, Karen’s curiosity gets the best of her causing a chain reaction of fantastic events that prompts Karen to seek the assistance of the Four Winds to undo the spell. Filled with extraordinary characters, puppets and a thrilling story, East of the Sun and West of the Moon is sure to spark your students’ imaginations. Recommended for grades K through 4, the show’s running time will be approximately 60 minutes.

Performance Dates & Times
  • Thursday, November 16 at 10:30am*
  • Friday, November 17 at 10:30am*
  • Saturday, November 18 at 2pm
  • Sunday, November 19 at 2pm

*Available for school groups and individual ticket sales
*Single Ticket Sales to begin October 20

Smithwick Theatre @ Foothill College
I-280 and El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA. 

All tickets are $7. Groups of 15 or more, all tickets $6. Parking is $2 per vehicle. No charge for busses.

Box Office
(650) 949-7360 (open Thursday-Saturday, 5-9pm; Sunday, 12-4pm) to purchase directly or to charge by using the 24-hour charge-by-phone hotline--sales begin October 20th.
School groups contact Tyler Risk at (408) 396-5130 or

Website and Online Ticket Sales

Cast Features:
Kimberly Johnson of Campbell, Michael Vitols of Cupertino, Derrick Brooks of East Palo Alto, Ashley Rogers of Los Altos, Jerome Sephers of Menlo Park, Olga Adelung, Patrick Borella, Arturo Dirzo and Mari Muraoka of Mountain View, Tim Goble, Alex Hero and Sarah Young of Palo Alto, JM Appleby of Redwood City, Dan Mitchell of South San Francisco, Sara Krinedel and Aurora Simcovich of San Francisco, Juliana Bojaca, Lauren T. Mack, Matthew Miyake, Drew Moore, Suzie Poulson, Ryan Rusca and Jake Van Tuyl of San Jose, Catherine Hershey and Joey Paris of Santa Clara, Sam Acheson, Marvina Reasons, Shannon Tierney and Taku Tsuchiya of Sunnyvale.

Ryan Rusca as Prince Suzie Poulson as The Troll Princess

Ryan Rusca as Prince
Suzie Poulson as The Troll Princess

PARKING: Patrons are advised they will need to purchase a $2 daily permit to park on the Foothill campus for all shows. Lot 6 provides campus access without stairs.

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