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"A Child's Garden of Verses"

06/16/2019   2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

121 W. 3rd St
GROVE, Oklahoma

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Playmakers to Nurture Pre-schoolers' Imaginations

The Playmakers are planting a garden for the imagination of four and five year olds when they present Robert Louis Stevenson "A Child's Garden of Verses" the week of June 11-16th, 2019. The Playmakers' Theatre is at 121 W. 3rd, in Gove, OK.
A few actors, music by Scott DePoy, and a highly interactive play adapted by Barry Kornhauser will help fifteen preschoolers at each performance frolic in leaves, feed a bird, sing in rain, dance in wind, build a boat and discover treasures and turn seeds into flowers, and words into poems.
"This is a new format for a new age group that The Playmakers hope to add to future seasons," says Karon Wheat, director. "We are 'planting a seed' that we hope will give young children wonderful experiences in theatre. Drama, theatre, and story-acting lets children create fictional spaces in which their imaginations can thrive."
The play is approximately 45 minutes long, but that depends upon how much the children actually interact with the actors which they are encouraged to do. Reservations may be made anytime for a child and one adult for matinees on Saturday, June 15 or Sunday, June 16 Matinees begin at 2:00 p.m. with the possibility, if warranted, of an added performance on those days at 4:00 p.m. (Only if earlier matinees sell out quickly.)
Each performance is limited to fifteen children. Weekend reservations on June 15 & 16 may be made now. For reservations or for more information, simply call (918) 786 8950 and leave a name and phone number with your message. A volunteer will return your call. Or email: Ticket prices are $5 for children and $10 for the accompanying adult.
Child care centers and agencies in the Grand Lake area are being invited to bring children to daytime performances beginning on June 11. Specific times will be set with individual child care center, but there can be more than one performance in one day if required. Since the size of the group of children is limited to fifteen students, some centers might be combined with others depending upon the number of four and five year olds they serve. Children who will be in first grade next fall can also be added to fill out the spaces if necessary. The number and exact times of the performances during week days are being scheduled at this time. A parent and child who cannot attend one of the weekend matinees may ask to attend at a child care center performance if space is available.
The play is directed by Karon Wheat who was a teacher prior to her retirement. The cast of four actors includes Grove pre-school teacher Teresa Cearly and her daughter Myah, Danica Rowe and Mya Williams. Linda Adams, a Grove kindergarten teacher is Stage Manager.
Barry Kornhauser is a nationally-recognized playwright, director and educator, whose works have been performed nationally and internati

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