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Friday, September 29, 2017

Theater for Young Audience productions at Two River Theater

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Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, kicks off its season of Theater for Young Audience productions with Skeletons: A Day of the Dead Bedtime Story, produced by Teatro Sea, New York. The lead sponsor is Monmouth University.

Performed in Spanish and English simultaneously (audiences do not have to be Spanish-speaking to follow along), Skeletons is a comedy about a boy, Jimmy, who is dealing with the loss of his best friend—his Grandfather. His parents try everything to help Jimmy cope, but nothing works, until the eve of Day of the Dead, when his Grandfather comes back to life for just one night to orchestrate an adventure. Skeletons is recommended for audiences ages 7 and up.

Ticket prices are $15 for children age 12 and under and $20 for adults. Tickets are available from tworivertheater.org or 732.345.1400.

A Q-and-A with the cast will follow every performance. In the spirit of the play’s bedtime story theme, Two River is encouraging all attendees to wear pajamas to these performances, which take place on the following dates:

Thursday, October 12 at 10 am (student matinee) and 4pm

Friday, October 13 at 10 am (student matinee) and 4pm

Saturday, October 14 at 1pm and 4pm (relaxed performance)

Sunday, October 8 at 1pm and 4pm (Día de la Familia)

Upcoming Theatre for Young Audiences Productions

THE RAINBOW FISH

BASED ON THE BOOK BY MARCUS PFISTER

MERMAID THEATRE OF NOVA SCOTIA

RECHNITZ THEATER

DEC 15-18 / 2017

With his silver scales and heart of gold, The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest children in this adaptation of the award-winning book about a beautiful fish who learns to share his most prized possession. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings The Rainbow Fish to life with enchanting puppetry in this world-premiere production. The Rainbow Fishis recommended for audiences age 3-7. Tickets are on sale now: $25.

Lead Sponsor: Monmouth University

Production Sponsor: Rumson Country Day School

A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY SARA HOLDREN

RECHNITZ THEATER

MARCH 6 – 11 / 2018

Celebrating its 5th season as one of Two River’s most popular programs, A Little Shakespeare engages young artists and audiences with the work of the Bard. A 75-minute version of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors—adapted, directed and designed by professional artists—will be performed by local high school students on the stage of the Rechnitz Theater. A Little Shakespeare is recommended for ages 9 and up. Tickets are on sale now: $15 for children age 12 and under and $20 for adults.

Lead Sponsors: Ocean First and Monmouth University

THE YOUNG KING

BASED ON THE SHORT STORY BY OSCAR WILDE

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY NICKI BLOOM

PRODUCED BY SLINGSBY THEATRE, AUSTRALIA

MARION HUBER THEATER APRIL 20-22 / 2018

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of Slingsby in this coming-of-age story. The Young King is recommended for audiences ages 8 and up. Tickets are on sale now: $25.

Lead Sponsor: Monmouth University

Production Sponsor: Rumson Country Day School

Sponsorship

Two River Theater is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Monmouth University, The Shubert Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Riverview Medical Center, The Stone Foundation of New Jersey, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation,  The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Springpoint Senior Living Foundation at the Atrium at Navesink Harbor, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Jorgensen Foundation, Wells Fargo, William T. Morris Foundation, Investors Foundation, Brookdale Community College, and many other generous foundations, corporations and individuals.



Since its founding in 1994, Two River Theater has been committed to creating great American theater by developing and producing work by some of the country’s leading artists. We are proud to be viewed as a vital cultural resource in the community of Red Bank, New Jersey. Through 10 theatrical productions each year (including world premieres, musicals, classics and theater for young audiences) and 50+ annual events happening around Monmouth County, we produce exceptional theater and cultivate engaged audiences. Two River Theater is under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst. For more information, visit tworivertheater.orgor call 732.345.1400.

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