For five years, Peppercorn Theatre at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem has been producing original theatre works for the children and families of Winston-Salem and the surrounding communities. Collaborating with the unique venues of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Krankies Coffee, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, SciWorks, The Children’s Home, SECCA, and their new home at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, Peppercorn has toured the Winston-Salem community bringing their stories to life. In the past year, Peppercorn became a programming arm of the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and received a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation to produce an all-new puppet musical which will premiere summer 2016. The company was awarded both a 2015 Innovative Project Grant and an Arts Development Award from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Their Summer 2014 Season closed with the sold-out production of The Jungle Book at the Arts Council’s Hanesbrands Theatre. To guarantee seating for the 2015 Season, be sure to get your tickets early. Tickets go on sale May 1.
Peppercorn Theatre’s highly anticipated Summer 2015 Season features a series of three plays, perfect for the young and young at heart. The opening production, Maizy & Sprout (June 12-21 at CMWS) introduces two young Native American sisters as they explore how stories come to life in an urban garden setting. Piping in next is Take One Step (July 10-19 at Hanesbrands Theatre), a 50th anniversary musical production of the modern Pied Piper story, written by Gerald Freedman, UNCSA’s School of Drama Dean Emeritus. Rounding out the summer is a fresh retelling of the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters (August 7-16 at CMWS), a hilarious slapstick farce which incorporates NC State Standards in Mathematics. All productions are recommended for ages 4 & up. Don’t miss this live performance summer lineup!
For tickets and more information, visit www.peppercorntheatre.org
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