Light Years Away is a world-premiere play takes place in the year is 2068. Having discovered a new inhabitable planet, NASA sponsors a contest to discover who should be chosen to live on this new world, and three 5th graders are up for the challenge! They embark on a storytelling journey, learning about the real problems, as well as the real beauty in their current world and what they think should be created in the next.Through their new-found friendship, this individual mission turns them into a team of thinkers ready to lift off on a new path. Audiences will get an opportunity to decide who gets to go to space, launching them on their own voyage to dream bigger and celebrate teamwork.
Light Years Away will be showing this weekend on March 9 & 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm at the La Jolla Plahouse. The production will tour schools throughout San Diego County through March 30.
Launched in 1987, the POP Tour travels throughout the county, touring schools, libraries and community centers. The set, costumes and props are designed to fit into a 16-foot truck and, in just 60 minutes, can be unloaded, placed in any space and be ready for children to experience. Prior to each performance, a Playhouse teaching artist visits each school to engage students in an interactive workshop to explore issues and themes at the core of the play. The Playhouse also provides schools with a standards-based engagement guide that enables educators to integrate the play into their existing curriculum. After each performance, the cast and crew conduct a question and answer session with the audience. La Jolla Playhouse offers the Adopt-A-School program which provides funding for POP Tour
performances at schools that could not otherwise afford it. With the help of the theatre’s Education Committee, Playhouse Board members Judy Smith and Barbara ZoBell created the Adopt-A-School program for those who love theatre and feel no child should be without its transformative power.
For more information, contact Cristina Hernandez at email@example.com. Tickets to the public performances on March 9 & 10 are now on sale at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. For more information about booking the POP Tour for a school performance, contact Bridget Cavaiola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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