EMU Theatre Presents MONSTERS & PEAS
Ypsilanti, MI - United StatesMay-31-201502:00 pm
Eastern Michigan University Theatre invites you to watch a young boy’s wish come true as he shares the dinner table…with a MONSTER! Jonathan Graham’s delightful story of THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS will play the Sponberg Theatre on May 29, 30 and June 5 & 6 at 7pm. Performances with accommodations for children on the Autism spectrum, done in partnership with EMU’s Autism Collaborative Center, will be held on May 31 and June 7 at 2pm. Sponberg Theatre is located in the Quirk Dramatic Arts Building at the intersection of East Circle Drive and Best Hall/Ann Street on EMU’s Ypsilanti Campus. This production is recommended for ages 4+.
THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS…
“I wish I had a monster that would eat all my peas, then I wouldn’t have to.
I wish a monster would come and eat this house.” Evan, Scene I.
Tired of being forced to eat the peas he hates, Evan wishes for a monster to come and eat his family, especially his younger sister Sue who LOVES peas. Eight-year old Evan soon discovers that sometimes even the most wild and unlikely of wishes come true. Evan and Sue join forces to keep Pea, their newly arrived monster, hidden from their technology-addicted parents. Monsters are awfully hard to hide, though, and Mommy & Daddy soon discover the cookie eating, pancake stealing addition to their household. Will Pea eat up Mommy & Daddy now that he’s been discovered? Will he be sent back to Monster World? Is he meant to stay and be a part of the family?
Join us for THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS to find out what happens in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy. Written by Jonathan Graham and directed by Patricia Zimmer, THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS is recommended for family audiences ages 4 and up.
EMU Theatre is pleased to be working in conjunction with EMU’s Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) on two special performances of the production. Both Sunday matinees, May 31 and June 7 at 2pm, will feature accommodations for children on the Autism spectrum. A table, manned by ushers, will be present in the theatre lobby to greet audience members and provide access to items such as fidget toys and “I-need-a-break” cards. Families whose children regularly use noise-reducing headphones are encouraged to bring them. The performance on these matinees will be done in a “Lights Up, Sound Down” style of presentation, featuring lights on the audience that won’t go completely out and sound effects being played at a reduced level. An “I-need-a-break” exit will be marked at the back of the theatre that will lead into the upper lobby as a quiet play area, if needed, during the show. Patrons who have specific questions about accommodations should contact Pam Cardell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734.487.1220. For additional information about the EMU Autism Collaborative Center visit www.emich.edu/acc, email email@example.com or call 734.487.2890.
Ticket prices for THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, and $7 for children ages 4-12; no further discounts apply. Tickets are available in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office, by phone at 734.487.2282, and online at www.emutix.com. Please note that there is an additional surcharge for tickets purchased by mail, phone or online.
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