Rollins Studio Theatre October 10-19, 2014
Aaron Alexander and Bethany Harbaugh in Liberty! Equality! and Fireworks!
Pollyanna has commissioned a new play by Austin Playwright Gregory Perrin that is a theatrical exploration of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Set in a history museum, the play’s characters (a group of 4th grade students) experience key elements of this important part of our national history when iconic images from that period come to life and begin to move and speak. Pollyanna is partnering with the LBJ Library on the creation of educational and dramaturgical materials for this production. Our organizations will cross promote visits to see the LBJ Library’s Civil Rights Exhibit as well as this new production entitled LIBERTY! EQUALITY! AND FIREWORKS!
Resources for parents and teachers that explore the issue surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and how to help children through this very difficult topic will be created in conjunction with the LBJ Library in an effort to facilitate constructive and empowering family conversations.
Best for students grades 3 – 6 and their families.
Public Performances – Tickets through www.thelongcenter.org
October 11 at 2:00 and 4:00
Oct. 12 at 2:00 followed by “Meet The Cast Party”
Oct. 18 at 2:00 and 4:00
Oct 19 at 2:00 followed by “Meet The Cast Party”
School Performances – Tickets through (512) 743-7966
Oct. 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. (8 school performances)
Download the LEF Study Guide
Cast and Crew of Liberty! Equality! and Fireworks!
“Our school was delighted with Pollyanna’s professional show complete with colorful, gorgeous sets, hilarious costumes and terrific actors.”
Brentwood Elementary Librarian
HERE COMES GOSLING
“As for “HERE COMES GOSLING”….my husband, a friend of ours and I brought Helena and a friend of hers to see the play. I thought our friend’s daughter would think it was “too baby” for her. I was pleasantly surprised to see our friend’s daughter belly laughing throughout the show. I believe that our older two children would have enjoyed it too. My husband and I were belly laughing as well. Adults and children thoroughly enjoyed it. Helena says, “It was super good!”
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We work all year round on new play productions, but until our audience arrives, the magic of theatre does not happen!
In that respect, every single performance is unique. It happens only once between the imaginations of the people in an audience, the actors and story on the stage. We work every day to create the best stories we can, but we need you to bring your imaginative power to the experience in order for real theatre to happen.
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