Beijing Playhouse’s first ever children’s show Rapunzel debuts May 8, and beijingkids will be hosting a pre-show meet and greet!
We suggest families have a lovely brunch in the Wanjing area and then stop by at the Eagle International Performing Arts Center by 1pm. Editors Andy Killeen, Jessica Suotmaa and Vanessa Jencks will be available for chats, questions, hugs, and silly faced photos with rambunctious children.
The editors will bring along their favorite portable games, from Jenga to card decks for Go Fish, so kids will be happy to have come along so early to meet new friends, too.
After we’ve all swapped parenting war stories and become WeChat friends , we’ll all hurry into the round for the ageless childhood favorite within a child friendly one-hour retelling.
The show is designed for children from ages 6 to 12 and the audience will sit on the floor around the actors’ performing center as they recreate the story which has inspired hundreds of spinoff cartoons, books and movies.
We suspect Andy Killeen will have a comparison discussion with his own two boys after the showing. How do you think this Rapunzel differs from all the others? Do you like this version better than Tangled? What is added to the story in it being acted out rather than simply told or watched in a cartoon?
Tickets are still available for the May 8 matinee (as well as the other dates of the show, May 22 and May 29) by visiting here.
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Beijing Playhouse presents Rapunzel, May 8
Ages 6-12. It’s more than just a fairy tale; it’s an inspiring rendition of the traditional coming of age motif. This English language performance is especially for children. On May 22, Beijing Playhouse will make a special trip to ISB, while May 8 and 29 will be performed at their usual thespian grounds. RMB 80 children RMB 150 adults. 2.00-3.00pm. Eagle International Performing Arts Center, International School of Beijing (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Photos: Courtesy of Beijing Playhouse