"Just So Stories" opens the Young Audience Series at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
"Just So Stories," a rollicking musical about change and diversity, opens the Young Audience Series at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 and 3 p.m. Appropriate for children in grades k-4, the show will be repeated on monday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. as part of the Quick Center's "Artsbound" Schoolday series, a program funded in part by Regina A. Quick, The Educational Foundation of America, the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield and the Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation.
Staged by Theatreworks/USA, "Just So Stories" is set in a once-upon-a-time land of trunkless elephants, thin-skinned rhinos, spotless leopards and humpless camels. Everything is "just so" until a great adventure transforms them all. While the songs and stories appeal to a youngster's sense of fun and love of nonsense, the show also incorporates richer themes of change and diversity.
The Dr. Suess-like topsy turvy world of "Just So Stories" is the creation of Theatreworks/USA, the nation's largest professional not-for-profit theater company for young audiences. The company has brought its lively shows to such far-flung venues as Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center and Native American reservations in the Dakotas.
"Theatreworks/USA is a children's theatre with a difference - and the difference is its quality," says theater reviewer Clive Barnes of The New York Post.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children, with subscription rates available. Tickets for the "Artsbound" Schoolday show are $5. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.
Posted on August 10, 2002
Vol. 35, No. 24