Thursday

Moon medicine

The Players Club of Swarthmore brings to the stage

Many Moons

, James Thurber's fanciful children's tale about Princess Lenore and her search for a lunar remedy. $5. 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore. 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 2 p.m. Saturday.

» READ MORE: www.pcstheater.org

; 610-328-4271.

Continuing

Visions of sugarplums

The classic and surreal German fairy tale

The Nutcracker

is performed by the Curio Theatre Company, through the use of projection and shadow play. $10 to $22. Performances at Calvary Church, 4740 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

» READ MORE: www.curiotheatre.org

; 215-525-1350.

Continuing

Fables in frames

Illustrations by Jerry Pinkey depicting animals from Aesop's most famous fables are displayed at the Brandywine River Museum. $8; $5, seniors, students and children. Creek Road and Route 1, Chadds Ford. 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. except Tuesday.

» READ MORE: www.brandywinemuseum.org

; 610-388-2700.

"Christmas Carol' lite

A Christmas Carol

is classic holiday viewing, but all those ghosts can make it slightly unnerving for young theater patrons. Take them to Hedgerow Theatre's

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

instead and avoid the frightening spirits. $10; $8, children. 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

» READ MORE: www.hedgerowtheatre.org

; 610-565-4211.