2013 - 2013 Season at the Rollins Theatre, Long Center
by Andrew Perry
October 10 - 17
Seth and his teacher mom are heading to both face their first day at a new school. Moving to a new place can be sort of scary, but Seth’s Dad, who is away serving in the Army, has always taught him to be a real hero and to use his wits to turn scary times into fun times. Seth quickly makes new friends but also faces the school’s bully. armed with his bag of imaginative supplies, Seth soon saves the day and becomes the playground’s superhero!
This new play by Andrew Perry (Ducks vs. Squirrels and Pattern Nation: Waves) explores how children must face great challenges daily but can succeed with the help of loving adults and a great imagination. Best for children in grades 2 – 5. (click for more information)
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The Family of Ree
by Scott E. Sutton, adapted for the Stage by Andrew Perry
January 24 - 27, 2013
Hundreds of readers have fallen in love with Scott E. Sutton’s colorful characters and illustrations after discovering his series of picture books featuring the imaginative world called Ree. This new play brings Sutton’s world of Erfs, BeeBees, and wise, talking trees to life. In Perry’s dramatization, the Long Legged Ploots are accused of a crime they did not commit and an untruth told reveals interconnected consequences for everyone living in Ree. Faithful to the well-loved characters and action in Sutton’s stories, Pollyanna’s production will be enjoyed by audiences of all ages, especially children in grades K – 3.
Stay in touch with Pollyanna for details about events and drawing workshops lead by Scott E. Sutton, available to our patrons during our performance weekend. You won’t want to miss them!
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Plus Meets Minus
by Katherine Gee Perrone
May 11 - 18, 2013
Addy Plus loves to put things together, collecting all sort of things into larger and larger groups. Addy finds great joy in adding. Minus Takeaway likes nothing more than taking things apart. When these two characters meet, there is considerable confusion and conflict! PLUS MEETS MINUS is a fun, colorful exploration of two very different personalities and the results are many discoveries about both human nature and math. Designed for very young learners, PLUS MEETS MINUS will be best enjoyed by children ages 4 – 7.
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The Funny Bun Family Picnic
by Emily Ciccini
July 20 - 27, 2013
It’s a fine summer Saturday and the Funny Buns are preparing to go off on their annual family picnic. But, being a clown family, nothing goes as planned. Papa Willie tries hard to keep the kids laughing, while Mama Lindy keeps forgetting everything. Brother Happy likes to rope, rough house and goof off. But sister Buffy wants none of it. She’s embarrassed by her clown family, and wants to be normal more than anything. Willie has a sad but true secret, one that threatens to pull the family apart. Can Buffy find a way to truly be herself? Will the family stick together? Come join the fun and see how clown family work means teamwork! Best for ages 4 – 12.