Looking for a fun family event this upcoming Mother’s Day weekend? Do you want to encourage a love of the arts in your young child(ren) while spending time together as a family? If so, you’re in luck! Pollyanna Theatre Company presents its next production, The Big Bolt, by Holly Hepp Galvan, May 9th – 17th with multiple performance times at the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, located at 701 West Riverside Drive, Austin, with two of the Saturday performances (2:00 pm on May 10th and 17th) to be followed by ‘Meet the Cast’ parties.
This 60-minute production is written specifically to appeal to the developmental and educational needs of very young children ages 3 – 7, exploring the concept of cause and effect, as well as basic pre-math concepts.
The story centers on a young girl named Jimmi and her dog Pal, who discover what can happen when a seemingly unimportant, but very big, bolt is taken out of its intended place. A hilarious cast of characters experience the varying effects of the missing bolt and with Pal’s help, Jimmi learns how to confess to her mistake and put things right again.
You can learn more about Pollyanna Theatre Company and The Big Bolt, as well as download a free study guide for parents and teachers www.pollyannatheatrecompany.org>here
The founders of Pollyanna Theatre Company believe that theatre is a powerful teaching tool that speaks to people of all ages in a unique and powerful way through a variety of visual, aural, and emotional languages. Therefore, theatre should be a part of all general education from pre-kindergarten through adulthood. Toward that end, The Pollyanna Theatre Company strives to work alongside educators to inspire, motivate, and teach audiences of all ages. Although the company’s primary focus is upon young audience members, the ensemble performs top quality theatrical productions that speak to and illuminate the human spirit and condition for all ages.