Theatre’s Tarradiddle Players Open Season With “A Thousand Cranes”
Players, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Resident Touring Company, begins
its season in the Wachovia Playhouse with the thought-provoking and uplifting
story “A Thousand Cranes” (October 24 - November 2).
of multiple awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, this play by
Kathryn Schultz Miller tells the true story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese
girl who developed leukemia from exposure to the atomic bomb that devastated the
. Confined to her hospital bed, Sadako finds hope in the Japanese legend that a
sick person who folds a thousand paper cranes will be healed. Beautifully told
with the help of traditional Japanese theatre techniques and movement, “A
Thousand Cranes” shares a message of personal strength, courage and peace.
Thousand Cranes’ allows children to think about subjects like war, illness,
and death from a safe place,” says director Nicia Carla. “Although Sadako is
an ordinary 12-year old girl, her amazing bravery and ability to face the things
that scare her are extraordinary. I think the simplicity and honesty of this
story will resonate with our audiences.”
Thousand Cranes” stars the 2008-09 Tarradiddle Players company: Darlene
Parker-Black, Ashby Blakely, Leslie Ann Giles and Stephen Seay. In addition to
appearances on Children’s Theatre’s MainStage, this professional four-person
troupe spreads the joy of live theatre across the Southeast. This season, the
Tarradiddle Players will travel from
, performing in schools, community centers and towns big and small for audiences
who might otherwise never see a live play. Meet the Tarradiddle Players and hear
stories from the road at an audience talkback following the opening night
performance on October 24.
times and dates are:
3:00 pm *Signed*
will be held in the Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn,
300 East 7th Street
. Front Orchestra tickets are $18.00; General Admission tickets are
$14.00. For tickets to the productions, call the Children’s Theatre Box Office
at 704-973-2828 (10 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website: www.ctcharlotte.org.
Recommended for ages 7 and up and grades 2 and up.
Theatre of Charlotte is supported, in part, with an Operating Grant from the
Arts & Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc., ArtsTeach, and the
North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources,
and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation
deserves great art.
Time Warner Cable: the 2008-09 Media Sponsor of Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Airways: the 2008-09 Official Airline of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte