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Rickhouse Family Picnic
March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday Family Funday! A Puppet Show, A Poetry Fox, A Picnic Lunch, Performances from Walltown Children’s Theatre & Fun for ALL! Lots of places boast family-friendliness but sometimes you want to get out and experience something new…
On March 8th The Rickhouse will transform into an afternoon at the park, complete with performers and a picnic too! Expect performances from: New York based, Up In Arms is a national touring puppet company brining their anti-bullying puppet musical “Helping Drew” to The Rickhouse! It’s a family musical-style show which speaks to the real experiences that children may encounter with a bullying situation and models empathy, kindness and respect while engaging the audience to participate with interactive questions during the course of the show. In “Helping Drew”, Principal Tector enlists your help as a member of her Bully Patrol! She fears that Drew is being bullied by Lee, a fellow student. Lee’s best friend Victoria wants to help Drew but doesn’t know what to do. Through audience interaction, each character can find a way to resolve the situation within themselves as well as for each other. With colorful hand/rod puppets and Broadway-style music, “Helping Drew” is both entertaining and educational on this important subject of bullying. Run-time approximately 30 minutes. Join us after the show for a Q&A and meet and greet and take photos with two of the show’s puppet stars! Walltown Children’s Theatre, where every youth has the ability to succeed when given the opportunities and support to do so. Walltown Children’s Theatre inspires positive social change by empowering and reconnecting young people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, creating a new expression of community, and enriching their lives and those of their families and communities, through exemplary performing arts instruction and youth development programming Proceeds from the event benefiting Walltown Children’s Theatre. Boxed family lunches will be available for pre-order February 1st.