Tuesday, March 15, 2016

From Page to Stage: Pinocchio — A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children


The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to Stage: Pinocchio — A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children.

In anticipation of the upcoming BCT performance of Pinocchio, BPL will be hosting free workshops at several of its area libraries. Children, aged 7 to 12, will learn how stories come alive through the magic of theater. JLB members will coach the children and introduce them to similar literature located in their local library. Each child will receive two free tickets (one child and one adult ticket) to the BCT Pinocchio production in April 2016.

Geppetto is a poor, lonely wood carver wanting nothing more than to have a son of his own. Day after day he whittles a new marionette until, one day, his dreams come true and his marionette, Pinocchio, comes to life! Pinocchio is instructed to go to school but gets easily distracted and finds himself in a lot of trouble. Join us for this classic story full of bright colors and acrobatics about what it is to be family and the true meaning of being a real boy.

Workshop space is limited, so contact your participating library location to register a child for the workshop. Libraries and dates are as follows:

Avondale: Sunday, April 3, 2:30 p.m.
Central: Sunday, April 17, 2:30 p.m.
East Lake: Saturday, April 2, 2:30 p.m.
Five Points West: Sunday, April 3, 2:30 p.m.
Pratt City: Saturday, April 2, 2:30 p.m. – includes visit from Junior League Yummy Truck
Southside: Saturday, April 16, 2:30 p.m.
Springville Road: Sunday, April 17, 2:30 p.m.
West End: Saturday, April 16, 2:30 p.m. – includes visit from Junior League Yummy Truck

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