Monday, April 10, 2017

DCCA PRESENTS BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR AND OTHER TREASURED STORIES

DCCA will close their Family Theatre Series season with
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s performance of Brown Bear,
Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle on
Sunday, April 23 at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville.
Based on the beloved book illustrated by Carle and written
by Bill Martin, Jr., the production uses puppetry and imaginative
technical effects to effectively capture the essence
of the fanciful tale. The show starts at 2 p.m.
 
Darke County Center for the Arts will close their Family Theatre Series season with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s performance of Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle on Sunday, April 23 at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. Based on the beloved book illustrated by Carle and written by Bill Martin, Jr., the production uses puppetry and imaginative technical effects to effectively capture the essence of the fanciful tale; additional Carle favorites The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me will also be creatively retold on stage. The show starts at 2 p.m.

First published in 1967, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has helped hundreds of thousands of toddlers identify colors and associate meanings to objects. The Very Hungry Caterpillar first appeared in 1969, and has been translated into more than 30 languages as the title character chewed his way into the hearts of children across the world. Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me has delighted young audiences since its publication in 1986, offering a captivating introduction to the wonder of the lunar cycle.

According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, this musical play can be enjoyed by very young children, but will also engage an older audience with its wit and charm. “Mermaid Theatre ranks as one of North America’s top touring organizations,” Mr. Rawlins said. “Their collaboration with the internationally acclaimed author and designer Eric Carle captures all the delightful whimsy of his books, creating warm and wonderful experiences for family audiences to share and fondly recall,” Rawlins concluded.

DCCA’s Family Theatre Series is sponsored by Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation, Second National Bank, Greenville Federal, Greyson James Steyer Fund of the Darke County Foundation, Edison State Community College, Gordon Orthodontics, Jordan Insurance Agency, The Andersons Inc., Wayne Healthcare, and Greenville Rotary Club. The series also receives support from DCCA memberships and the Jean Louise Thieme Fund of the Darke County Foundation. The Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial Fund, Ketrow Foundation, and Lydia Schaurer Memorial also provide operating support for DCCA. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

General admission tickets for Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories cost just $5, and can be reserved by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@centerforarts.net or purchased on-line at www.centerforarts.net. Tickets are also available at the Greenville Public Library and Readmore's Hallmark in Greenville, as well as at Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles, and if any remain by showtime will be sold at the box office prior to the performance.

No comments:

Post a Comment

/* Track outbound links in Google Analytics */