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Bringing Back the PPP Children's Play
The Poplar Pike Playhouse is ready to take kids on an “egg-cellent” adventure with the return of the Children’s Theatre. “Chicken Little’s Eggcellent Adventure” is a new take on the classic tale geared specifically towards children. It tells the story of Chicken Little who is trying to fulfill his dreams of being a popstar when an acorn suddenly hits him on the head. Fearing the sky is falling, Chicken Little rushes to gather his bird friends so they can warn the king. Along the way, they meet a new friend who offers the birds protection from the falling sky. However, Foxy Loxy is more sly than Chicken Little and the gang realize. The play is tailored to allow the audience to interact with the characters and help move the plot along. “Theatre is a really special art form because it is a communicative art,” says theatre teacher Jeff White. “There is constant communication between the actors and the audience. For kids to be part of the story, it’s a really invigorating experience for them that turns them on to theatre.”
Over the past several months, White has worked with upper level theatre students in playwriting workshops to write the original script suited for children of all ages. Senior Lundell Simmons shares his thoughts on the writing process, “Children’s theatre proved to be very unique to any theatre I’ve ever read before, but it allowed the other writers and I to be really creative. This show was definitely a lot of fun to write, and I think kids will love it.”
“Chicken Little’s Eggcellent Adventure” will have a free public showing on Saturday, April 21st at 3:00pm. If you would like to have the cast of “Chicken Little’s Eggcellent Adventure” visit your elementary school for a private performance, email Jeff White at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your family to join Chicken Little and his crew on their great adventure!
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