The CBU Boardmore Theatre will raise the curtain on three family-friendly plays for the 2014 instalment of Plays for the Whole Family. This year’s plays include Jelly Belly Makes Garbage Delight of Alligator Pie, The Lonely Leprechaun and The Tortoise and the Hare.
Jelly Belly Makes Garbage Delight of Alligator Pie is the story of three street kids who live together in a city dumpster playing games, singing songs and making up rhymes to pass the time as winter slowly moves in.
“Jelly Belly Makes Garbage Delight of Alligator Pie arranges the poems of Dennis Lee to create a fast-paced, interactive theatrical experience for children of all ages,” says Todd Hiscock, director of the Boardmore Playhouse. “The production will include projected images, a complex sound-scape, and incredible performances by some of Boardmore Theatre’s most talented young actors.” Jelly Belly Makes Garbage Delight of Alligator Pie runs May 3 at 7pm and May 4 at 2pm.
The family friendly performances will continue May 7 with The Maritime Marionettes production of The Lonely Leprechaun. The story of Sally, a young girl who writes by candlelight only to have her muse appear as Sandy, the lonely leprechaun. Sandy is worn out from keeping the world green without the help of all the other leprechauns, who have mysteriously disappeared and he desperately needs Sally’s help to find his friends, so they can keep the world green.
“Boardmore Theatre’s Family Series is once again very pleased to include The Maritime Marionettes and their production of The Lonely Leprechaun,” adds Hiscock. “Based on the rave reviews from last year, it was an easy decision to invite the troupe back to the Boardmore this year.”
The third play featured during this year’s Series is a modern, and weird, adaptation of The Tortoise and The Hare presented by Weirdbeard Theatre Troupe and written by Joanie Cunningham and Bernadette Borden. The classic tale of The Tortoise and The Hare is retold in a very weird way by Mr. WeirdBeard. Shelly the tortoise, Chase the hare, Ms. Jazzy Bear the music teacher, and Iggy the sly salesman are all part of the Big Race. But there are a few distractions along the way and a big surprise waiting at the finish line. Just be prepared for some great music and maybe even a sing-along. Dates for The Tortoise and The Hare are May 23 at 7pm and May 24-25 at 2pm.
Tickets ($12 general, $8 students and seniors, $6 CBU students) are available at the CBU Playhouse Box Office or by calling (902) 563-1652. The Box Office is open from 1pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday and one hour before show time.