Five Little Monkeys


Based on the book by Eileen Christelow
1 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2014
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Tickets: $18 Adults; $15 Children

Recommended for ages 4-8

Image: Five MonkeysFive Little Monkeys brings monkey mayhem to Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2014. This delightful children's play presented by Adventure Theatre MTCis based on the series of books by Eileen Christelow and recommended for ages 4-8. Media sponsor is Morris Media. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for children.

Five Little Monkeys stars five silly simian siblings who insist on doing things their own way - with zany results. Whether it's baking a surprise birthday cake, jumping on beds, going shopping for clothes, having a picnic, or climbing a tree, each of the monkeys displays a unique style while driving Mama monkey bonkers. Based on the rhyming children's books by Eileen Christelow and adapted for the stage by Ernie Nolan, Five Little Monkeys had its world premiere at Adventure Theatre MTCin 2012.Michael J. Bobbitt, Producing Artistic Director at Adventure Theatre, says of the production, "Whenever I mentioned this book to children, they immediately recognize the title and complete the rhyme, which attests to Christelow's talent as a children's book author."

The Washington Post writes: This good-humored, rough-and-tumble show, with plenty of antics on the monkey bars and lots of monkey-style 'hoo-hoo-hoo' vocalizations, is a fine way to spend an hour with little ones." The DC Metro Theater Arts review calls it an "energy-packed hour of mischief and mayhem," adding, "The children at my performance really enjoyed themselves, and happy kids make happy parents."

Many of Eileen Christelow's books, including "Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree," have been named Children's Choice Books of the Year by the Children's Book Council and the International Reading Association. Playwright Ernie Nolan is a nationally and internationally recognized playwright dedicated to new works and re-imagining classic stories for young audiences. Adventure Theatre MTC is a nonprofit organization based in Maryland that cultivates new generations of artists and life-long audiences by creating memorable theatrical productions and experiences and by providing young people the highest quality training in theater and musical theater.

Tickets and subscriptions are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396).  Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 7, 2014

Vol. 46, No. 215