Spring Theater Vision line-up
‘Fancy Nancy’ is scheduled for Feb. 17.
‘I Have a Dream’ will be at the Franciscan Theater on March 5.
‘The Taming of the Shrew’ will be staged March 28.
‘Rainbow Fish’ is an April production.
Treasured Eric Carle
Jan. 25 (10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.),
Jan. 26 (10 a.m. only), Valentine Theatre
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (veteran of more than 2,000 performances) is joined by a whimsical cast of adventurous animals drawn from the pages of “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?” The poignant story of a young girl’s unusual quest, “Papa Please Get the Moon For Me,” completes an hour-long performance, which both entertains and educates. $8 per person.
Feb. 18 (2 p.m. only), Valentine Theatre
Nancy just doesn’t understand why she’s the only one who appreciates the value of frilly accessories and a prodigious vocabulary. It’s time to teach her family how to be fancy! $8 per person for 1/13 show and $14 per adult and $10 per child for 1/14 show.
Magic School Bus
Feb. 23 (10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.),
Ms. Frizzle’s students are putting on a play about global warming, and they need some cold, hard facts. The Friz and her reptilian sidekick Liz know just where to find them! From the arctic to the equator, they see telltale signs of climate change and learn how conservation, recycling and alternative energy can make a difference. Ms. Frizzle and her class are up for the climate challenge. Are you? $8 per person.
March 5 (10 a.m. only), Franciscan Center
The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the “American Century.” Students will be inspired by the story of this great leader’s struggle and his dream of lifting “our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.” $8 per person.
The Taming of the Shrew
Cowboy boots, whips, and lassos give a biting punch to this classic. Sparring lovers Kate and Petruchio duke it out on the western frontier. Will they ride off into the sunset or die tryin’? The verbal duel never stops as National Players presents one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Giddyup! $10 per person.
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
April 18 (10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.),
When a great African king desires a wife, only the most perfect maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro’s pride and joy, his two daughters of very different dispositions, travel a half day’s journey through a mystical jungle and across a deep river to be presented to the king. Along the way, the two girls encounter a number of mysterious situations that test their courage, kindness, and strength of spirit. $8 per person.
April 21 (2 p.m.), Valentine Theatre
With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique? Will some good advice from the old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her? $8 per person for 1/13 show and $14 per adult and $10 per child for 1/14 show.
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Since its inception in 1984, Lourdes University’s Theater Vision program has provided curriculum-based theater arts education to more than half a million students throughout the region. Each season, more than two dozen performances are presented by professional touring companies who specialize in children’s theater. Through a new partnership with the historic Valentine Theatre in Toledo, OH, Theater Vision will present its Season 27 productions at both the Valentine and Franciscan Center of Lourdes University. Visit Theater Vision online at www.lourdes.edu/theater .