Pollyanna's 2017-2018 Season
A Moon of My Own
Come along on an enchanting adventure around the world world with a young girl and her faithful companion the moon. Told through movement and heart-felt humor, this new play invites audiences to journey along with us as we discover sounds and citizens around the globe where we all share the same moon. This play is intended for children grades K - 2. Based on the book by author Jennifer Rustgi and illustrator Ashley White. Dramatized by Andrew Perry.
Chicken Story Time
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to story time at the library, of course! The children like the chicken, the chicken likes the children, and everyone loves story time. So it’s no surprise that more children (and more chickens!) get in on the fun until there are more kids and critters than the librarian knows what to do with. Luckily, she comes up with a creative solution and manages to find little R & R for herself. Intended for children ages 2-4. By Sandy Asher, based upon her award-winning book
Dog is tired of his current job, being Dog. He decides to try out many popular professions. What would it be like to be a fireman? Or maybe a policeman? Being a Doctor might be fun, too! But then who would be the family dog? This new participation drama by Bethany Lynn Corey asks Pollyanna’s youngest audience members to play along with Dog as he learns all about the helpers found in his neighborhood. Intended for children ages 2-4. By Bethany Lynn Corey
Liberty, Equality, and Fireworks!
Teachers and Parents alike have loved this play for the way it introduces a new generation of citizens to key concepts and conflicts found in our collective history. Students love entering history through the play as iconic photos from the 1960’s come to life before their eyes. This production is best for students in grades 3 – 7 and their families. Presented at The LBJ Library Auditorium on The UT Campus.
Hurry Up and Wait
Learning to practice patience is hard, trying to explain it to a younger sister is even harder! Through songs, games, and storytelling, Wendy and Harry will plant a new garden and discover when it's best to Hurry Up and when it's best to Wait! This play is by Kathleen Fletcher and is approximately 35-40 in length. Intended for children ages 2-4. By Kathleen Fletcher
The Secret of the Soap and Spin
Are there really secrets lurking in the dusty corners of the local laundromat? Melanie is a second grader who lives two apartments away from Victor, a fourth grader. They play together a lot — especially on laundry day. But when they meet a mysterious fifth grader named Annie, she challenges them to find out if the rumors are true: is the old, broken down blue dryer in the back of the local laundromat really a portal to another world? The trio goes on journey to see what they can discover about some people who have gone missing — including Victor's mother — without getting caught by “The Broom”, the grumpy, old guy who runs the laundromat. Everyone knows you can’t get inside a dryer, but no one knows what might come out of one! Graham’s newest play for Pollyanna Theatre is an imaginative and poignant story about children bravely coaching each other through the difficult (and sometimes soapy) waters of growing up. This play is intended for children grades 2 - 5.
If Wishes Were Fishes
Sarah, Johnny, and Felicia are best friends. They can’t wait to get together every day! They play the best games and always support and encourage each other. One day, when they’re playing, they find a magic fish tangled in a net. The magic fish says that if they free him, he’ll grant them three wishes – one wish each. And that is when the trouble starts. In Hepp-Galvan's hilarious new play, these friends (and our young audience) learn to be grateful for what you have, to always appreciate the wonderful people in your life, and to be wary of talking fish. This play is intended for children ages 4 - 9. By Award-Winning Playwright Holly Hepp-Galvan
Everyone seems to be zooming around on wheels! Some wheels roll fast and others slow, but they all seem to take us from one end of town to the other. All Aboard is a play for very young children that brings the world of transportation to life through colorful characters, sound, and motion. This play is by Bethany Lynn Corey and is approximately 35 – 40 minutes in length. Intended for children ages 18 months – 4 years.