Hold onto your hats as you follow the latest breathless adventure of the world’s most the exasperating but lovable third-grader . A RED sprinter van has been driving this six month national tour by TheaterworksUSA/Two Beans production of Ramona Quimby (which began in early January 2012 with a cast of five and one stage manager ) from the Bronx to Hartford Connecticut followed by a road trip to Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia and back to NYC. After a few weeks on day trips to NJ and Southern CT as well as Long Island the roadtrips resumed again to Virginia, the mid-Atlantic States, a side trip to Fall River Mass. and then back to the mid-west.
After another round in NYC, last week the tour came back to Massachusetts with shows in Springfield, Worcester and culminated with two shows at the Berkelee Performance Center in Boston on April 26 hosting 2 full houses of over 700 children from towns including Needham and other metrowest elementary schools. About an hour after waving goodbye to the enthusiastic crowd the crew packed up the red van to head north for a Portland Maine show the next day. After Maine they headed to Harrisburg Pennsylvania and then on the road again for another show in Florida followed by Georgia, and other mid-Atlantic states and more.
My family has been honored to host the cast at our house for each of the Massachusetts performances and thus now by special arrangement are able to bring the tour back to Massachusetts one last time. There will be a special performance sponsored by Time Out for Kids. Dover Sherborn High School on May 19 at 2:00 pm , just two weeks before the six month tour comes to a close. Time Out for Kids is a club at the high school dedicated to raising money to help other children who are less fortunate. This show is their major fundraising project to help build a school in the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.
Ramona has been a favorite of elementary school readers since the 1955 publication of Newbery Award-winning writer Beverly Cleary’s Beezus and Ramona. The key points of the storyline are very relevant to todays family values and can bring a wealth of conversation for young families.
For those that couldn’t make it to Boston for a school field trip having the show brought to Dover is a special opportunity to enjoy Ramona’s adventures. Come follow the sprinter van on its only stop in the suburbs during this exclusive engagement. This show is appropriate for elementary age children and adults of all ages. For more info go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $15 general seating and are available for sale from Time Out for Kids club members and at the Dover Deli.
To order online go to www.ticketstage.com