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I’ve taken my kids to a couple of live theater shows and they love it. I love giving them this experience when they’re little. It’s so much more than watching a movie on a screen. P.L.A.Y. – Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth has some fantastic shows for kids and there’s one that I’m going to be taking my kids to and am really excited about. Here’s some background:
Plays & Players is a 102-year-old theater company that owns and operates a historic theater nestled in a residential block just off of Rittenhouse Square in Center City, Philadelphia. We have produced a full season of plays ever since our inception, but currently only offer plays for adults. This season, we are proud to announce a brand new yearly series aimed at introducing young audiences to the power of live theater. P.L.A.Y. (Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth) focuses on original and local stories aimed to engage and inspire young audiences. This imaginative new program offers a theatrically immersive, interactive experience, engaging creativity to help build and spark each unique performance, sharing living stories that capture the magic all around us.
This season, P.L.A.Y. will present local playwright, Greg Romero’s, Delaware MudTub and the Mighty Wampum. The production will explore mythic animals local to the area (The Great Blue Heron, The Red Fox, The Box Turtle), people once indigenous to the Delaware River (The Lenni-Lenape), and the rituals and journeys that speak across time and species, reflected through the lens of our season theme, brothers and sisters. I’m really excited about this! My kids are huge animal lovers and we’ve actually spotted all of those animals near our home. I can’t wait to see how the performers bring them to life on the stage.
Delaware MudTub and the Mighty Wampum will run from March 13-29, 2014 in our intimate Skinner Studio. Performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10am and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2:30pm. Ticket prices range from $10-$15 depending on the show time you choose. In an effort to keep ticket prices low so they can expose as many local youth as possible to live theater, P.L.A.Y is running a fundraising campaign. Get the details on how you can contribute here.
I hope to see you there! This looks so cool and is in a really nice part of the city. We’re going to spend the day exploring before and after the show. Can’t wait!