Puppets For Lunch!
June 19, 2014
With Madcap Puppets and an opening performance with students in the community working with Ensemble Theatre's Play In a Day Workshop!
What?! Puppets for lunch! We can't eat the puppets!!! No, of course not - but plan to pack your picnic lunch and favorite blanket for an entertaining lunchtime performance on the lawn at The Grove, located behind the Fire Station at 9150 Winton Road. Your entertainment will begin with an opening performance by kids in the community who have signed up to be a part of "Play For A Day". (Scroll down for more information on being a part of this show!)These children have worked for three hours before the show, creating the set, costumes and characters for their imaginative performance with directors from Cincinnati's Ensemble Theatre. After the opening act, Madcap Puppets will hit the stage for their hilarious slapstick adventure "Twain's Twisted Tales".
After the shows, stay for a make-it-take-it craft and enjoy the afternoon in the park!
9:00 a.m. - 20 students and adult volunteers work on their "Play For A Day" skit.
12:00 noon- Opening Act
12:10 p.m. - Madcap Puppets
1:00 p.m. - Outdoor Craft
*Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to support the NEW Springfield Township Arts and Enrichment fund.
In the event of rain, the event will take place indoors at The Grove Banquet Hall.
Interested in participating in the opening act?
20 children, grades K-5th (recently completed school year) can register to participate in the Play For A Day Workshop with Cincinnati Ensemble Theater! (PLEASE NOTE: Only 20 spaces available. For this program, we will begin registration in May, 2014.)
What the kids will do: Cincinnati Ensemble Theatre will bring a huge treasure box of fabric, paints, papers and miscellaneous craft supplies. Working in small groups, the kids will develop the storyline and build their set, costumes and character props within a three hour timeframe. A script will be read and the children will act out their parts using all of their creations. This is an exercise in creativity and imagination! (These projects will be created inside the Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center beginning at 9:00 a.m.)
Must LOVE to paint, be creative and not be afraid to get on stage. (Don't worry, you won't have to memorize any lines)
Must be able to have fun, share and work together as a team.
Must be able to be dropped off to the Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center by 9:00a.m.
*Children participating in Play For A Day will have lunch provided for them by McDonald's.
Volunteers over the age of 18 are needed for this program. Please call Kimberlee Flamm at 522-1410 if you or a group is interested in becoming a volunteer to assist with the opening act and/or with crafts after the shows.
Puppets For Lunch is sponsored by: