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Jamie Doesn’t Want to Take a Bath
September 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am - $6.50
Central Texas’ most well-known children’s theatre company, Pollyanna Theatre, is bringing Jamie Doesn’t Want to Take a Bath by playwright Bethany Lynn Corey to Round Rock, September 10 and 17 at the Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W Bagdad Avenue, and September 12, 13, 19 and 20 at the Round Rock Public Library. Pollyanna is thrilled to deliver an interactive theatre experience to Round Rock’s youngest audience members and looks forward to partnering with Round Rock arts organizations to expand children’s programming.
Created to engage children as young as 18 months – 4 years of age, Jamie Doesn’t Want to Take a Bath uses a visual theatre style performance and invites the young audience to play right alongside the actors. It is classified as ‘Theatre for the Very Young’ (TVY) – an umbrella term to describe a variety of theatre work and practices intentionally designed for children under the age of six.
While TVY is widely performed in Europe and Australia, it has only begun to appear in the US within the past 10 years, and Pollyanna Theatre Company is the first professional theatre company to bring it to the Central Texas region.
In this new play, Jamie’s mother is surprised when suddenly, the night before Jamie’s first day at pre-school, Jamie simply refuses to take her bath. Young audience members will watch while Jamie’s mother tries all sorts of things to get her into the tub and to bed on time. The play presents a fun and tender tug of war that many children and caregivers will recognize. Jamie Doesn’t Want to Take A Bath invites Pollyanna’s youngest audience members to play along with Jamie and learn what it is to be an audience member all at the same time.
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