"Ferdinand the Bull" comes to Fairfield University's Quick Center


Image: Ferdinand the Bull"Ferdinand the Bull," a lively musical based on the picture book The Story of Ferdinand, will be playing at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 1 & 3 p.m. Appropriate for children in grades K-4, the show, staged by Theatreworks/USA, will be repeated on Monday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., as part of the Quick Center's outreach Artsbound program, Schoolday Series. A study guide is available for teachers.

Complete with bilingual lyrics and dialogue, "Ferdinand the Bull" stars the gentle toro who enjoys nothing more than smelling todas las flores (all the flowers). However, he wants to fit in with the other bulls and joins them when the "Bull Collector" arrives for his annual talent search for the bullfighting ring to prove that he too can be the "greatest bull in all Espana." When Ferdiand is chosen, he ends up winning the Matador's friendship and the admiration of the crowd.

Theatreworks/USA, founded in 1961, is America's foremost professional theater for young audiences. Its goal is to create imaginative and sophisticated shows that are educational, entertaining and thought-provoking. In 1996, the company was recognized by New York's theater community with the prestigious Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards for "35 years of providing quality entertainment to children."

Tickets for Sunday's production are $10, $8 for children; $5 for Monday's performance. Discounts are available for groups and birthday parties. The Outreach Program is funded in part by the Schools in Partnership with Unilever H & PC and the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield. For information or tickets, call the 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.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on December 18, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 126