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Monday, June 22, 2015

Princeton Summer Theater to produce a new play for young audiences and host children’s workshop

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Each year, Princeton Summer Theater produces extremely affordable family entertainment and educational programming. This programming includes a series of Young Artists' Workshops and an interactive, musical Children's Show. For this year’s children’s show, Princeton Summer Theater will produce “The Legendary True Story of Sparrow Jones and the Jersey Devil”, a new play for young audiences by Brad Wilson and Maeli Goren, director of "The Magic Rainforest" at the Lewis Center for the Arts.

They say there's a monster out in the Pine Barrens, but when Sparrow Jones gets lost in the woods, she won't let the legend of the Jersey Devil scare her!  Sure to engage audience members of all ages, “The Legendary True Story of Sparrow Jones and the Jersey Devil” is a musical, magical, and interactive journey through New Jersey folklore. Have you seen the Jersey Devil?

Tickets for the show are $10, free for children under 3.  Shows are at 11am on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from July 2-August 8. The show will run for approximately 30-45 minutes. After each performance, actors come out to meet with children, sign their programs, and talk about the characters and the play. All performances are held at Princeton Summer Theater in the Hamilton Murray Theater on Princeton University’s campus. Discounted group rates and parties are also available: call 1-732-997-0205 or email for more information.

In addition, Princeton Summer Theater will be hosting a series of six Young Artists’ Workshops for children ages 6-12. Come learn and play alongside the 2015 PST Company!  Over the course of 6 weeks, we will explore some of the fundamentals of theater and work together to create our very own show, which we'll perform for family and friends at our last session together.  Come to one or come to all -- we always welcome drop-ins!

This year’s workshops are: Puppets and Masks -- create fun characters using the transformative power of time-tested theatrical traditions; Movement and Physical Theater -- learn how to use your body to create characters, express emotions, and make stage pictures; Making Music as an Ensemble -- learn how to make to music with a group of friends in order to tell a story; Improv -- who says you need a script to do theater? Learn the art of making it up; Playwriting -- there are lots of ways to tell stories, and our playwriting lab will let you experiment and hone your skills; And finally, Fundamentals of Acting, Script to Stage -- take the page to the stage and learn how to act out stories from scripts!

All workshops are Friday afternoons from 1:30-4:30pm, July 3-August 7. Each workshop costs $35 to register -- save 20% by registering for all six workshops for $145! Ages 6-12. Register by emailing

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