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Pollyanna Theatre Company

To commission and produce original theatre for young audiences that speaks to the needs, dreams, and imaginations of young people and the child that lives inside each of us.

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2003 -2004 Season

COMMUNITY HELPERS ON WHEELS

by Emily Cicchini

September 2003

 

This new INTERACTIVE play by award winning playwright Emily Cicchini is designed to serve as a teaching aid for educators and caregivers of very young children (ages 3–6) as they introduce children to the concepts of community service and safety as well as safety signs & signals. Teaching materials will be provided that address the TEKS for Kindergarten and First Grade.


About the Play: Community Helpers on Wheels (Ayudantes de la comunidad en las ruedas) is the tale of brave, young Valentina who sets off one day to follow her parents in their jobs as helpers in the community. She should have stayed home with her Abuela: but she just wants to help, too! Valentina (whose name means ‘brave’) takes an amazing adventure. Children will participate in the play with Valentina as she meets and learns about a policeman, a fireman, postal workers, garbage collectors and many more community helpers who all seem to zoom about on WHEELS. The play promises to be a fun, participatory, musical introduction to some very important concepts.

Appropriate for ages 3-6.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

created by Bernadette Nason and Judy Matetszchk-Campbell, Ph.D.

December 2003

You think you’ve seen Dickens’s classic story told in every conceivable way? Not yet! Award-winning actress Bernadette Nason has created a tour de force performance in her one-woman retelling of A Christmas Carol!

Bring your family to the theatre and celebrate the holidays with our new version of A Christmas Carol. Bernadette Nason will perform all the characters from the Dickens classic, from Scrooge and Marley to the ghosts and Tiny Tim!

IN THE GARDEN OF THE SELFISH GIANT

by Sandra Fenichel Asher

April 2004

Maggy and her mother have come to Grandma's for the summer and Maggy isn't happy about it. She would much rather stay home for the summer with her Dad and where she can see her friends. But Grandma's illness had made it impossible for Grandma to live alone. Tensions between the young girl and her mom begin to rise! However, Maggy makes a new friend in the girl next door, an unconventional young girl named Briana. As the summer passes, the young girls dramatize many stories together as Grandma's health continues to fail. But the imagination of the young girls takes flight as they entertain themselves and learn what true friendship is all about.

Appropriate for general, family audiences and young people ages 10 and older

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