Guild Hall 2006 Fall Season

About This Show

SATURDAY, NOV 25: 1pm and 3 pm

“One miracle after another. Witty, inventive and yes, wildly intelligent.” Newsweek

“A revue of songs and skits about the life cycle, has an underlying seriousness underlaid with great humor.” The Christian Science Monitor

” Dandelion is at once stimulating, educational and dramatic. It is enchanting.” The London Times

Guild Hall hits the road with it’s first offsite production — Dandelion — to be held at the Ross School.

Ideal for children grades k-4, the John Drew Theater presents the OBIE-award wining Paper Bag Players in DANDELION at the Court Theater of the Ross School, 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY on Saturday, November 25 at 1 & 3 pm. Tickets are $15 ($13 for Guild Hall members).

Before trees! Before flowers! Long before there was any living thing on the earth, way back when the earth itself was a bubbling, boiling pot of soup–way, way, way back . . . that’s where The Paper Bag Players show, DANDELION, begins and it’s a comical, musical, theatrical journey no four to nine year old will want to miss!

DANDELION, like all Paper Bag Players shows, is funny, lively, colorful, with infectious music, fantastic sets, props and costumes and has plenty of chances for the audience to take part in the action. DANDELION touches on everything from dinosaurs to fish to frogs to humans’ first steps to culture. The melding of the dramatic, visual and musical in DANDELION, with each of these elements presented with striking simplicity, makes for a unique theatrical experience that is truly magic and very, very funny. DANDELION also makes a profound statement about the wonderful planet we live on.

This year is the 48th(!) performing year for The Paper Bag Players. Judith Martin, founder and Artistic Director of the company, is very excited about presenting DANDELION, “It is an early work of The Paper Bag Players. I consider it one of our best and it seems like the perfect time to perform it. Younger children will readily enjoy the story of a mother duck conferring with a mother turtle about caring for their eggs. Older children will be intrigued by short plays about protective coloring, categorization, and the unresolved mystery of how man first stood up. Everyone will enjoy the hilarious climax of the show that explores how writing developed from simple primitive drawings.”

DIRECTIONS to the Court Theater:
From Southampton, follow Route 27 east through the villages of Water Mill, Bridgehampton, and Wainscott. After driving through Wainscott, you will see a sign for the East Hampton Airport and then a camping sign. Take a left just after the camping sign onto Stephen Hands Path. Follow Stephen Hands Path to the first light, Route 114. Turn left on 114 and drive one mile. Turn left onto Goodfriend Drive.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: August 4, 2006 Final Performance: December 31, 2006
Location: Various Locations, New York


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