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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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2013 -2014 Season

THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS

by Jonathan Graham

October 12-20, 2013

 

Evan, like many 7 year olds, does not like to clean his plate, especially a plate filled with peas. And to make matters worse, baby sister Sue loves them. When forced to remain at the table until his plate is clean, Evan makes a wish for a monster to come eat his family. But watch out! Wishes can come true. Soon Evan and Sue find themselves trying to hide a six foot tall green monster named Pea from their parents. Among the laughs, Evan finds that although his parents discipline him, protecting those he loves is his goal. Pea teaches Evan and the whole family many things including the importance of playing together, keeping imaginations alive, and that it is important to make room for surprises in every home.

 

Perfect for audience members ages 5 and up

SPRITES

by Holly Hepp-Galvan

January 24-26, 2014

This new dance drama for young audiences introduces audiences to a young girl named Wren who is new to the neighborhood. Being new isn’t always easy and Wren learns this the hard way when Marlie, the neighborhood bully, talks her into posting a very hateful and untrue email about another girl. While Wren senses that this isn’t a good idea, her eagerness to fit in is strong. Pollyanna Audiences will see, right along with Wren, that words of hate are truly weapons whether spoken or launched into cyberspace.   

 

This collaboration with Ballet Austin features choreography and dance which bring Wren’s words to life. Ultimately, SPRITES is a story told through action and movement in a powerful way, one that will no doubt leave a lasting impression on audiences of all ages, especially those ages 8 and older.

PLUS AND MINUS: THE VACATION ADVENTURE

by Katherine Gee Perrone

May 10-18, 2014

In May of 2013 Pollyanna audiences fell in love with Addy Plus and Minus Takeaway, two very unlikely friends. Well, Addy still loves to put things together and Minus still loves to subtract. But this newest production finds the two friends appreciating their differences and going on their first vacation together. All seems to be going well until they met up with Slash McGillacutty, a guy who insists on cutting things in half. How will Addy and Minus react to Slash? And is there a way to salvage their vacation once Slash McGillacutty arrives on the scene? Come along and find out. This play which brings pre-kindergarten basic math concepts to life, will be enjoyed by audiences ages 4 and up.

PETER & THE PIPER

by Holly Hepp-Galvan

July 12-20, 2014

Peter is a boy who follows his own drummer and enjoys doing his own thing. Peter is definitely not one of those guys who follows the crowd. This is usually no big deal for him. But all of that changes when The Piper comes to down. All the kids are listening to The Piper’s music and loving what they hear. But Peter is not a fan of what he considers the newcomers questionable musical skills. Suddenly Peter finds his friends calling him “lame.” How can Peter stand up to this new pressure to be just like everyone else? Hepp-Galvan’s newest play is both touching and funny and will be enjoyed by audiences ages 8 and older.

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