The Cape Breton University Boardmore Theatre is all about family fun when the Boardmore Theatre Family Series takes the stage as part of the 41st Season of Plays. Beginning on May 7 with Night Light followed by Jack and the Beanstalk by the Maritime Marionettes on May 16, the series is guaranteed to entertain family members of all ages. The plays are educational in nature and focus on topics such as bullying and friendship.
“Theatre can be used to educate and entertain at the same time,” says Todd Hiscock, Artistic Director, Boardmore Theatre. “Nightlight is a great play to teach young audiences about how to deal with bullies, and Jack and the Beanstalk magically reminds us to appreciate what we have, and that it is how big we are on the inside that matters most of all – two wonderful plays for the whole family.”
Show times for the plays are as follows
Written by John Lazarus
Directed by Todd Hiscock
May 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 – 10 a.m. (school performances)
May 12 – 7 p.m. (public performance)
May 13 – 2 p.m. (public performance)
Farley, the bully, forces Victor, the smart kid, to do his home work for him. Tara, Victor’s sister, is afraid of the dark. Nightlight explores the use of friendship to empower. Victor learns to overcome the bully and help his sister manage her fears. And, with Victor’s help, Farley discovers he can do math.
Maritime Marionettes– Jack and the Beanstalk
May 15, 16, 17 – 10 a.m. (school performances)
May 16 – 7 p.m. (public performance)
Maritime Marionettes retells the popular folktale that follows Jack's incredible journey from his humble cottage, up a giant beanstalk, to a castle in the sky. This lighthearted presentation is for all ages and features marionettes, shadow puppets, music, and storytelling.
Tickets for the Boardmore Theatre Family Series go on sale beginning May 7. The CBU Boardmore Theatre is open Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 general, $8 children and seniors, and $6 CBU students.
For more information visit www.cbu.ca/boardmore, find us on Facebook or phone 563-1652.