The Children's Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of
Brooklyn Bridge

"There are facts and there is what matters, and what matters is what you are left with." –John, from Brooklyn Bridge 

Emily Zimmer. Photo by Rob Levine.WHO: The Children's Theatre Company (CTC), the nation's leading theater for young people and families, recipient of the 2004 National Governors Association Award for Distinguished Service to State Government in the field of Artistic Production, and recipient of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Regional Theater.

CTC's 2004/2005 season soars into the New Year with the world premiere of Brooklyn Bridge by Melissa James Gibson, featuring the song, Wire Wings by Barbara Brousal. With direction by Daniel Aukin, the production has scenic design by Louisa Thompson, costume design by Maiko Matsushima, lighting design by Matt Frey, sound design by Victor Zupanc, dramaturgy by Elissa Adams and stage management by Kathryn Sam Loftin. The acting company includes guest artists, student actors and CTC performing apprentices.

This wry, poetic, and tender story of a latchkey kid uses the actual construction of the Brooklyn Bridge as its backdrop. Sasha looks across the Brooklyn Bridge every evening as she imagines having dinner with her mother, who is cleaning offices on the other side. Sasha's 5th grade paper about the bridge is due tomorrow, but she can't find a pen. She's also afraid that she won't be able to find the right words to describe her beloved bridge. Knowing lots of facts about the Eighth Wonder of the World doesn't mean that you know what matters about it, or what concepts those facts connect to. When Sasha knocks on neighbors' doors in her multi-ethnic, urban apartment building, looking for a pen, she finds a great deal more than that - she finds connection and community.

Brooklyn Bridge is the recipient of an AT&T:On Stage® award in recognition of innovation and excellence in the theatre. It is produced in association with AT&T:On Stage®, administered by Theatre Communications Group. The development of the play is the result of collaboration between CTC and New Dramatists in New York City to foster new work for young audiences and was funded entirely by the Jerome Foundation. It is the first of several world premieres from that collaboration which will be produced by The Children's Theatre Company.

Brooklyn Bridge previews January 18-20, opens January 21 and runs through February 19, 2005.

The Children's Theatre Company, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Ticket prices are $15–30 for adults and $9-24 for children, students, and seniors. For more information contact The Children's Theatre Company Ticket Office at 612-874-0400 or



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