Central Texas’ most well-known children’s theatre company, Pollyanna Theatre in Strategic Alliance with the Long Center, presents PLUS MEETS MINUS by Katherine Gee Perrone at the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 West Riverside, Austin, TX 78704.
This delightful new play is best suited for children ages 4-7. It explores important themes and life lessons such as dealing with those who have opposite opinions and beliefs. Through engaging dialogue, visually captivating sets, costumes and professional actors, children will see characters discover the value of compromise, learning how to respect others and their feelings.
Playwright Katherine Gee Perrone states, “Learning empathy and tolerance is one of the critical lessons of growing up. Intolerance is one of society’s great big character flaws. So imagine if children learned this important lesson by watching others, such as characters in a play, fumble through the same challenges they face in childhood. This is the magic of theatre.”
In PLUS MEETS MINUS, children will follow the story of character Addy Plus, who loves to put things together into groups. The concept of ‘more’ for Addy, is always better. They will also meet ‘Minus Takeaway’ who loves nothing more than quiet, stillness, and empty space. In Minus’ eyes, ‘zero’ is always best. Katherine Gee Perrone creates a world where these two very different characters collide. The action that naturally follows is an exploration of two very different ways of seeing the world and begs the question; how can these two very different people ever make peace? Ultimately, the play reveals much about math and human nature through the colorful world of counting.
PLUS MEETS MINUS by Katherine Gee Perrone
May 11 at 2:00 and 4:00
May 12 at 2:00 followed by “Pay What You Like Party”
May 13 – No performances
May 14 at 9:30 and 11:15
May 15 at 11:00
May 16 at 11:00
May 17 at 9:30 and 11:15
May 18 at 11:00, 2:00, and 4:00 followed by “Pay What You Like Party”
WHERE: Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
TICKETS: Tickets are $7.75 for children under 12, $8.75 for students over 12-18, Seniors over 65 & Austin Creative Alliance members, $9.75 for adults. Group rates from $3.00 – $5.00 available. For Weekday tickets: Call 512.743.7966. For Weekend tickets: Call 512.474.LONG (5664) or visit: www.thelongcenter.org