Third Rail Repertory Theatre presents shadow puppetry masters Night Shade for the Portland debut of Secret of the Spider, February 16 to February 19.

A psychedelic allegory from a world where spirits stalk their hosts and witches grant wishes, Secret of the Spider is the story of a mother’s investigation into the mysterious disappearance of her daughter that illuminates shadows of her past. A triad of creative obsession weaving together three females, embroidery crafts and other worldly symbols flow with a visual experience. Thursday through Saturday shows at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2pm

Third Rail Theatre is at 17 SE 8th Ave. Tickets at 503.235.1101 or at thirdrailrep.org. Single tickets $20 (plus online fees). This presentation is recommended for audiences middle school age and older.