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A Season for the Child 2016-17

Androcles and the Lion

The Marvelous Machine: The Inside Story of Our Insides
Performed by Cougar Theater Company
Saturday, October 22, 2016  - 2 p.m. - Dunham Hall, SIUE

Performed by the SIUE Cougar Theater, a group specializing in theater for children, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Billed as an “imaginative trip” through the human body, this play has been received enthusiastically by teachers and administrators as well as students throughout the country. It’s an engaging children’s participation performance that has toured many schools and delighted audiences with important information presented in a tasteful way.

A Gnome for Christmas
Performed by The Imaginary Theatre Company
Saturday, December 10, 2016
4 p.m. - Dunham Hall, SIUE

Our holiday show to be staged at 4 p.m. only on Saturday, Dec. 10. This is a holiday fan favorite for children and adults that presents the story of Lulu and her quirky father who fails to sell yet another of his odd inventions. They fall on hard times and are forced to live in a rundown farmhouse. Lulu is sad but when mysterious and magical things start happening, she sees that the farmhouse might be home to more than meets the eye. This warm-hearted holiday musical reminds us of the importance of helping others and the happiness found in friends.

My Father’s Dragon
Performed by Cougar Theater Company
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
2 p.m. - Dunham Hall, SIUE

Based on the Newberry Honor book, this musical takes us on a comic adventure to Wild Island! Jim is restless at home on summer vacation, but mom knows just what will entertain him—the story of Grandpa’s adventure to rescue a captive dragon. Join Jim for a fantastic jungle journey past obstacles and wild animals as together we discover the importance of perseverance and the wonderful power of imagination.

Performed by Curtains Up Theatre Company
Saturday, March 18, 2017
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Dunham Hall, SIUE

From the moment Pinocchio wrecks Mastroni’s puppet show, until he becomes a real boy for rescuing his father from the great fish, the excitement never abates in this charming adaptation. The Blue Fairy and her three wood elves introduce the story, set the scenes and work the magic as Pinocchio travels his road of misadventures. Pinocchio’s ’growing’ nose, Pleasure Isle, and the Great Fish are all handled with fascinating simplicity.

Ticket prices:  Children $5.00,  Adults $7.00

For information about tickets, call the SIUE Theater and Dance Box Office,
(618) 650-2774.

Friends of Theater and Dance, Box 1777, SIUE, Edwardsville IL 62026-1777

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