Fairytale Fridays and Storytime Saturdays
Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of all ages, we unveil before you now a flight into the fantastic, a journey back to the very beginnings of art and storytelling, a tickle for your imagination, a parade of plays that pop - the Pop Up Playhouse!
A new initiative for our 20th season, Pop Up Playhouse, is a place for developing new theatre to entertain audiences of all ages. It’s a place where stories, puppets, folk-tales, masks, dramas, and comedies are given the time and audience to grow. PUP is the kind of place that makes you feel good inside – like you knew you always could if you peered upon the stage.
On Friday evenings as you’re on your way to the daycare or pre-school before heading home, have you ever thought, I wish there was someplace right now where I can take my precious pumpkin to see a show and still be home in time for dinner and bed? Where he can choose a fairytale to see, get a snack, and maybe do a project? Where there’s no charge, and close to transportation? PUP has the answer – Fairytale Fridays. All that and more is provided on Fairytale Fridays.
Saturday is the best day of the week. So on Saturdays, stories are the thing. Story-time Saturday is PUP’s laboratory to develop new plays through the lens of a pop-up book. It would not be inconceivable to witness the transformation of a boy into a condor on any given Saturday. Or even a musical about a short bearded man that lives with reindeer. It’s PUP. It’s Story-time Saturday, anything can happen, but free fun is guaranteed.
Join us as we entertain, educate and immerse children in the art of American storytelling.
Fairytale Fridays presents two 15-minute fairytales for young children (and chosen by them!) with audience interaction, opportunities to meet the actors, and the occasional craft workshop afterwards.
Storytime Saturdays offers original full-length fairytales for older children. Adaptations and orginial work, these tales will be presented as staged readings with music, masks and puppetry to enhance the language.
All the shows are completely free and family-friendly snacks are provided.
Alice is returning, check back for new date
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she converses with a Cheshire Cat, attends a mad tea-party, plays croquet with the Queen of Hearts and battles the Jabberwock. A mix of live actors and puppets perform the classic story in a way you’ve never seen it before. This enchanting stage version is intended for ages 5 through 11, but is sure to please parents as well.
LEWIS CARROLL was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was educated at Christ Church College of Oxford University, where he later became a lecturer in mathematics. He became an early pioneer in photography and published several books on logic and mathematics, though it is for his “Alice” books that he is most remembered.
JAMES ARMSTRONG has written numerous plays for young audiences, including the one-act plays “Muddin’ in Chumuckla” and “The Pirate Princess,” both published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals, as well as an adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” and a play about Charles Dickens, “Dickens Condensed,” which is published by Playscripts, Inc.
This show is FREE! To RSVP, click HERE!