Adventure Theatre's New Season

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The theater for young people and families in Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, ) will offer a six-play season for 2008-09.

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (Sept. 19-Nov. 4), based on Crockett Johnson's classic picture book about a boy who creates his own world with a big purple crayon, has script, music and lyrics by Adam W. Roberts. Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt, who is also a choreographer, will direct. For all ages.

The holiday show will be "Frosty the Snowman" (Dec. 5-Jan. 4, 2009),written by William Francis, with music and lyrics by Steven Nelson and Jack Rollins. Karl Kippola will direct. All ages.

"Holes" (Feb. 6-March 29, 2009), adapted by Louis Sachar from his book, is about a kid in trouble who is sent to a detention center and finds a mystery at the bottom of the holes he is forced to dig. Rachel Grossman will direct. 8 and up.

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" (Feb. 20-March 30, 2009), based on the picture book by Laura Joffe Numeroff, was adapted for the stage by Jody Davidson. Jerry Whiddon will direct the story of a little boy who gives a mouse a treat and finds that it keeps asking for more. All ages.

In "Strega Nona" (April 24-June 7, 2009), a boy left in charge of Strega Nona's house (strega is Italian for "witch") fails to heed her warning about a magic pasta pot. Thomas W. Olson adapted the book by Tomie de Paola, with music by Aron Accurso, lyrics by Roberta Carlson and Olson. Ray Cullom will direct. All ages.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (June 26-Aug. 8, 2009), based on the "Peanuts" comic strips of Charles Schulz, has book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Michael Baron will direct. All ages.

-- Jane Horwitz

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