School Day Matinees

Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe
featuring Jeffrey Sanzel

Thursday, September 21 at 10:30 am & 1 pm

Grades 11 & 12
Limited seating available.

An intimate, “gloriously funny and exceptionally warm” one-man play about depression and the lengths we will go for those we love.

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world – Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.

“It’s a show that spells out a little of what depression can do to people, but it also highlights the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit and the capacity to find delight in the everyday.” — Time Out London

PLEASE NOTE: This funny and moving play shines a light on the effects of suicide on families. It is a difficult topic, but handled with warmth, humor and hope. Every Brilliant Thing includes references and discussions of mental health, depression, suicide, suicide attempts and prevention, death, as well as brief mentions of drug overdose, self-harm, needles, loss of a parent, loss of a pet, and hospitalization. We highly encourage teachers to discuss the topic with their students before attending. Please direct any inquiries to [email protected].

David Engel’s Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates!
Wednesday, November 1 at 10 am

Grades K-5

Discover an Arts In Education treasure! Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates! will excite and motivate students grades K-5 with piratical fun while introducing simple concepts outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards.

The SCIENCE of Pirates! is unlike any science comedy show on the high-seas today. Concepts addressed will include atmospheric pressure, wind and currents, aerodynamics of a sailboat (Science), simple machines (Engineering), navigation (Math), and of course the flight of a cannonball (Technology).

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The Puppet People’s A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 12 at 10 am & 12 pm

Grades K-8

Warm your hearts with Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Watch Mean Ol’ Scrooge as he discovers Christmas is not a HUMBUG! This puppet spectacular features beautiful handcrafted marionettes, shadow puppets, gorgeous masks, lavish costumes, vivid sets, a professional soundtrack that includes many holiday favorites, a giant 9-foot parade puppet and guaranteed smiles! Experience this literary masterpiece that reaches far beyond the holiday season!

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Contact Director of Education & Outreach Tara Palen at [email protected] to reserve tickets!