by Aurand Harris
Directed by Kathy Dorgan Run April 4- 20, 2014 @ at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Stage II Produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing
Tickets on sale at: www.olytix.org, or call the box office: 360-753-8586
The play tells the story of nine orphans on an “orphan train” that left New York City on May 28, 1914. The train travels to Midwestern towns in search of homes, any homes, anywhere for the orphaned and unwanted children. There’s Mary, Evie, spunky Pegeen, Annie and Little Lucy, a quiet one. Other orphans include Frank (who later becomes Frankie, a small girl), Raymond, Lucky and Danny the song-and-dance boy. And there are the men and women hoping for children. The lonesome whistle wails as the train chugs between encounters of anxiety, laughter, wistfulness, rejection and acceptance. Eight stories unfold, each a memorable surprise. The Orphan Train is a charming heart-warmer and all we expect from one of legendary playwrights for children, Aurand Harris. The staging creates a highly theatrical story, moving, amusing and always tellingly human.
The Quest, A Fairy Tale with Attitude! by Eddie McPherson
In one week's time, we will rehearse and put on this short play on Friday afternoon for your friends and family. We'll work on performing skills; comedic movement, delivery and timing, following directions, and projection. Simple props and costumes for all- staged at OFT's Playspace by OFT's Artistic Director- Jen Ryle. It will be work, but it's called a "play" because it's fun to do!
10 weeks, April 12 – June 14th Saturdays at 11am
Creative Dramatics, Movement and Music Class: For kids aged 4-6ish
This 50 minute class follows a framework in which children are introduced to the fun of the theatrical arts! Each class in the 10 week course explores a different element of the theatrical arts. Including but not limited to acting, voice, creative movement, and improv. Grown up participation optional but encouraged!
$80 for the 10-week series, or $10 drop-in rate per class. Children can join throughout the series for a pro-rated, $8 per class price.
Class will be taught by Mandy Ryle at the OFT Playspace, 112 State Ave NE . Please call/email us if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-570-1638
No experience necessary- this workshop is for kids age 7 to 13, looking for a creative environment to play and perform! After four weeks of rehearsal they will be ready to present Kate Ayer’s original adaptation of this classic tale!
Rehearsals start Monday May 5th. Rehearsals are from 4-6pm M-F. Not every actor is called for every rehearsal until tech week, but should plan on 3-4 afternoons per week. Tuition is offered on a sliding scale from $125- $250.
Performances will be held at the OFT Playsapce at 112 State Ave NE on May 29th- June 1st. Thursday and Friday nights at 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
Tickets are $5 for children, and $8 for adults. Space is limited, so you’ll want to reserve them in advance!
OFT Education Mission: OFT is your community partner in raising imaginative, loving, joyful and confident children. Our educational programs provide opportunities for personal development for young people, teaching creativity and responsibility, encouraging teamwork and personal integrity, and fostering self-esteem and appreciation for the performing arts.