LITERATURE ALIVE PROJECT
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
APRIL 19-21 at Tom Green County Library
This is a free event! More info about this year's exact showtimes coming soon!
This is our favorite outreach project each year, as our goal with the TLAP is to inspire young children to read; thereby encouraging a lifelong love of reading through the magic of live theatre. We’ve watched little faces light up through six years of performances, and this year, we’ve decided we can do more with this endeavor, and reach further into the artistic foundation of the Literature Alive Project.
Our creative team has always concentrated on the written words of literature and how to transform it to the stage. As we design costumes and sets, we reference the book and the illustrations to try and emulate the visual images that might be bubbling in young minds. An artistic light bulb went off this year as we discussed our selection for the 2018 Literature Alive Project of Where the Wild Things Are. This wildly popular Maurice Sendak book has very few words, but has a large impact on early readers… so it makes sense to ask, “Why?” It’s easy to conclude it is because Maurice Sendak was a brilliant illustrator. He created a visual feast with his book that has children all over the world wondering how they can turn their own bedroom into a jungle!
This year, we dive deeper into this idea of Sendak’s illustrations inspiring our show for young children ages 3-12. The show will be totally interactive! In this 30 minute event, children will experience the story with movement and interaction making it an exciting experience for our young audience.
A Sensory friendly version will be offered the Wednesday prior to opening. More info about this special performance coming soon.
ARE THERE BE THEATRE MEMBER BENEFITS?
If you are a current member of Be Theatre, we will be opening our final dress rehearsal for no charge. You must be a current member of our theatre to attend. Members are welcome to bring up to 5 guests per membership. More information will go out to specific members when we get closer to the production.
TOM GREEN COUNTY LIBRARY
MITCHELL AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
ADDRESSES REAL ESTATE
Want to sponsor this fantastic event? Please contact Elena Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.