GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College Theatre presents two one-act plays for children, Craig Sodaro’s “Just Like Us” and Jonathan Graham’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale “The Snow Queen.”
Performances will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in Mane Stage in the college’s Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center at 1015 W. Market St. (corner of Tate Street). Free parking is available. Tickets are $5 at the door.
“Just Like Us,” an important play for young children, teaches a critical lesson about prejudice in a simple, non-preachy manner. The story is told by an old tree, who stands neglected in a park. On one side of the park live the poetry-loving Greens. On the other side of the park the Blues reside, where they enjoy playing musical instruments.
Sadly, there is nothing but intolerance, fear and hatred between the Greens and the Blues. Why? No one quite remembers, but these ingrained feelings diminish the quality of everybody’s lives, including the poor tree, who is left abandoned in the middle.
When a storm brings the aqua and purple Allina to the park, both the Greens and the Blues learn some eye-opening lessons about each other and about life. This thought-provoking piece leaves the audience ready to launch into contemplative discussions and problem solving as children explore their own beliefs about stereotyping and prejudice.
In “The Snow Queen,” when her best friend is kidnapped by the evil Snow Queen, 12-year-old Gerda goes on a quest to rescue him. With the help of a troll and elf, will Gerda be able to find her friend before his heart freezes forever?
Greensboro College’s Department of Theatre seeks to provide a strong foundation in theatre while allowing the student to emphasize in a particular area such as directing, acting, or arts administration.
The coursework is integrated with the production work to provide a better understanding of the many facets of the theatre. Required participation on stage or backstage on all theatre productions allows the techniques and theories that are examined in the classroom and the laboratory to be tested in a performance setting.
For more information on the program, contact David Schram at 336-272-7102, ext. 5243, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.
Think critically. Act justly. Live faithfully.
Lex Alexander, Director of Communications
815 W. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-272-7102, ext. 5398