THEATER / The myth of Little Missy, giant killer

The enterprising Shotgun Players company opens its 10th season with a world premiere by hot young playwright Adam Bock ("Five Flights," "Swimming in the Shallows") and the inauguration of its new home in downtown Berkeley. Shotgun will be the anchor tenant at the new Allston Street Theatre, sharing the 99- seat flexible space with Central Works and the Iranian theater Darvag. Bock's "A Fairy's Tail," with songs by Clive Worsley, is the adventure of Little Missy What's-Her-Face, a tough little girl who sets out to revenge her family after a giant's foot crushes her home and all inside. Other tragedies provide her with a suitable set of companions for her quest, played by actors and puppets, including a pushy Princess, a Flamingo Singer, the Wind and a School Teacher Fish in an offbeat fairy tale for adults and children who can stay up late.

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A FAIRY'S TALE. Previews Thursday and Friday. Opens Saturday and plays through April 20. Shotgun Players at the Allston Street Theatre, 2116 Allston Way, Berkeley. Tickets: $10-$25.(510) 704-8210, www.shotgunplayers.org.