Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre announces 2014-15 season | Rock Candy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre announces 2014-15 season

Posted By on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 10:20 AM

click to enlarge pinocchio13.jpg

In a press release sent out this morning, Children's Theatre artistic director Bradley Anderson said, "Our 2014-15 season has a diverse and innovative line-up of talented actors and compelling stories that reflect our continued tradition of bringing joy and laughter into the hearts of our audience." The season will kick off on September 17, with a production of "Go, Dog. Go!" that will run through October 5. Here is a beautiful and deeply mysterious description of that work courtesy of Wikipedia: "The book describes the actions and interactions of a group of highly mobile dogs, who operate cars and other conveyances in pursuit of work, play, and a final mysterious goal: a dog party."

Next up is "Pinocchio," a moderately unsettling children's story that draws on near-E.T.A. Hoffmann levels of fantasy and occasional horror, and will run October 24 — November 9."The Velveteen Rabbit" will then ring in the holidays on a tragic note, with a production running from November 28 — December 21. The New Year will lead off with "Rumpelstiltskin," running January 21 — February 8. The press release cites its lessons regarding "the destructive nature of vanity and greed," which is exactly the sort of message young children need to be steeped in, if you ask me. From Wikipedia again, the story involves an "imp-like creature" who magically appears to trade gold for the first-born child of an imprisoned princess who's being threatened with execution by a tyrant. She saves her own life by accepting the bargain, but the creature later returns to collect on the debt. Even typing that out just gave me the chills.

"The Cat in the Hat," will run from March 5 — March 29, and that should just be fun, if eerie. Last up on the schedule will be "The Legend of Robin Hood," running from April 24 — May 10. Great story, partially inspired by the 11th Century outlaw Hereward the Wake (Wikipedia again), who was legendary for fighting "enormous bears," rescuing Cornish princesses and sacking monasteries. 


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Related Locations

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Will Stephenson

  • A Q&A with Peter Guralnick

    On writing biographies, Elvis, Charlie Rich and more.
    • Apr 14, 2016
  • Ruthie Foster comes to South on Main

    Also, Mumford and Sons at Verizon, 29th Annual Ozark UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival at Riverdale and Melanne Verveer at the Clinton School.
    • Apr 7, 2016
  • Goodbye to all that (Arkansas edition)

    What I'm trying to say is that I'm quitting the Arkansas Times — this is my last week — and not because I hated it, but because I loved it so much.
    • Apr 6, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Industrial hemp pilot program coming soon to Arkansas

    One of the booths at this week's Ark-La-Tex Medical Cannabis Expo was hosted by the Arkansas Hemp Association, a trade group founded to promote and expand non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the state. AHA Vice President Jeremy Fisher said the first licenses to grow experimental plots of hemp in the state should be issued by the Arkansas State Plant Board next spring.
  • The prayers of Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert is keeping a close eye on the Alabama Senate race.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation