Have you ever felt like the world was bigger than you? Scared to let go, one little dandelion seed hung on until it became part of the wind, experiencing the great big, beautiful, frightening world on its own. Wondering where it fits in, the seed experiences seasons and cycles, only to overcomes them, and share its wisdom with the dandelion seeds to follow. “Don’t be afraid, the wind and the sun and the rain will take care of you. Let go and you will see.”
Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents The Dandelion Seed, directed by Melanie Salmon-Peterson, with script by Jim Hibbeler. This enchanting children’s story is based on the book of the same name, by Joseph Anthony and Cris Arbo and is the first of an initiative for Stages.
This experiential innovation was created with the developmental needs of young children in mind, allowing them to interact with this piece of theatre in a way that is natural. The Dandelion Seed is interactive (the young child and caregiver will be asked to respond to events,) participatory (the young child and caregiver will be asked to participate in the events of the play,) tactile (the young child will be able to hold and manipulate props that effect the events of the play.)
The Dandelion Seed was developed by theatre professionals (director, playwright, designer, composer,) actors, and young children themselves, to deliver on the idea that encourages young children to encounter the work in the ways that are used to interacting with the world around them. Movement, verbalization, interaction, and touch are not only allowed, but encouraged.
Based on the unique audience interaction of the show, each performance will be different from the next.
The Dandelion Seed opened Friday, August 8th and runs through Saturday, August 23rd. It is especially designed for children 18 months to 5 years, and their caregivers. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.stagestheatre.org, in person at the Box Office, or by calling (952) 979-1111, option 4, Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm.
Tickets are $10 for adults and children.
Performance dates and times:
Friday, August 8 9:30 & 11:00 am
Saturday, August 9 9:30 & 11:00 am
Tuesday, August 12 9:30 & 11:00 am
Wednesday, August 13 9:30 & 11:00 am
Thursday, August 14 9:30 & 11:00 am
Friday, August 15 9:30 & 11:00 am
Saturday, August 16 9:30 & 11:00 am
Tuesday, August 19 9:30 & 11:00 am
Wednesday, August 20 9:30 & 11:00 am
Thursday, August 21 9:30 & 11:00 am
Friday, August 22 9:30 & 11:00 am
Saturday, August 23 9:30 & 11:00 am
Taken from Stages Theatre Press Release