"The Red Balloon" is next in Quick Center's Young Audience Series
"The Red Balloon," adapted from the Albert Lamorisse novel and the Academy Award-winning film, will be presented on Sunday, May 6, at 1 and 3 p.m., in Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Produced by Visible Fictions, the show is geared for children in Grades K-6 and will be repeated on Monday, May 7, at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. as part of the Quick Center's outreach program, Schooldays Series.
"The Red Balloon" tells the story of Pascal, a small boy who feels misunderstood and ignored. His parents don't seem to understand him and his friends on the playground seem unkind. One day he spies a magical red balloon and thus begins his city-wide adventure. This is an exciting and moving story which looks at the joys and frustrations of friendship.
Tickets for Sunday's program are $10 for adults and $8 for children; discounts for birthday parties are available. Tickets for Monday's outreach program are $5; a comprehensive study guide for teachers is available to enhance the learning experience.
The Outreach Program is funded in part by the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield, the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., Regina A. Quick, People's Bank and Schools in Partnership with Unilever H & PC. For information or tickets call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. You may also visit our web site at www.quickcenter.com.
Posted on April 3, 2001
Vol. 33, No. 180