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Balancing Water (an original musical play)
March 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Children of Neighborhood School invite you to attend:
An original musical play questioning the flow of resources through story, song, and puppetry.
Mangrove forests are one of the richest biomes on the planet, so why are the water birds leaving in search of a new home? Will they be welcomed by inland neighbors (a giant tractor and a colony of insects) or forced to keep moving? What stopped the flow of fresh water into the mangrove’s brackish mix.? Actors ages 6-12 explore the beauty of nature when it is in balance, and problems created when it is not. Puppetry brings to life an all non-human cast of characters while exploring themes of scarcity and plenty, hoarding and sharing, and a question of whether everyone can get what they need. Original music underscores a search for home.
Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center
1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
written and directed by: Steven Yakutis
puppetry directed by: Michelle Finston
music composed by: J. Johnson
Admission by donation at the door
Appropriate for ages 4 and up
Refreshments on sale!
Parking is available at the Cedar Street Lot
(corner of Cedar and Columbus)
Neighborhood School is a small, independent school in Boston that for 32 years has strived to serve children from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds, fostering the next generation of world-changers. At Neighborhood School, we believe that the arts are just as core to a child’s learning as reading and arithmetic. Students are encouraged to find their voice, to recognize injustice and inequality, and to use the strength inherent to their diversity to overcome obstacles together.
Funds raised at the event will go to the Neighborhood School Scholarship Fund, furthering their mission to provide personalized, love-centered education to children from all families of all economic means.
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