The third season of Play Date Theater kicks-off this month. Held on the third Saturday of each month from 2-3 p.m. in Central Library’s Auditorium, Play Date Theater offers LIVE performances designed for the whole family, but with the attention span of young children in mind. It’s a great way to introduce children to the theater arts. It’s entertaining for older kids, but geared to children Preschool through Grade 2. Kids have an opportunity to practice theater etiquette while being entertained by performers who understand the interests and abilities of young children. Most shows include audience participation and an opportunity to meet the performers.
First up, on March 19 is A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Adapted and directed by Shanara Gabrielle, this 50-minute production of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedy is set in an enchanted forest outside ancient Athens. You never know what you will find in a world of young lovers, amateur actors, lords & ladies… and magical fairies. Falling in and out of love can be difficult, especially when Puck pulls the strings!