Lourdes University’s Theater Vision program, which presents performances by professional touring companies who specialize in children’s theater, announces the final productions for its 28th season.
April 12: Kid Power: Operation Lunch Line 3D
Showtime: 10 a.m. at Franciscan Center of Lourdes University
Featuring impressive 3D visual effects, this interactive science-based show takes audiences on a journey inside the human body of Max, a boy whose body isn’t functioning to full capacity because he doesn’t eat well or get enough exercise. Kid Power, the hero of the show, launches Operation Lunch Line as part of his mission to monitor and correct Max’s inactive behavior and poor food choices. Using 3D animation, live action school sequences, and audience participation, Kid Power educates and motivates Max. Audience members also develop knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to make health-enhancing choices that will benefit them throughout their lives. Free 3D glasses provided on show day.
April 22: Romeo and Juliet
Showtime: 10 a.m. at the Valentine Theatre
Shakespeare’s moving Romeo and Juliet continues to have relevance to today’s young people as they cope with relationships and misunderstandings, and struggle to find their place in an increasingly complex world. The energetic young National Players company makes Shakespeare classics accessible to young audiences. Grade level recommendations are not made since this abbreviated version, which still contains original Shakespearean language, may be appropriate for well-prepared younger audiences.
April 25-26: Treasured Eric Carle
Showtimes: 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. April 25,10 a.m. April 26 at the Valentine Theatre
He’s back! The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Theater Vision’s all-time most popular presentation, is joined by a whimsical cast of adventurous animals drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The poignant story of a young girl’s unusual request, Papa Please Get the Moon for Me, completes the 3-part black light puppet performance designed as an introduction to live theater for very young audiences, but guaranteed to educate and entertain everyone. During a post-performance demonstration/Q&A session, the talented puppeteers share with the audience information about this show and the art and magic of theater in general.
Visit Theater Vision online at www.lourdes.edu/theater. For information or to purchase tickets, call 419-824-3986.