An award-winning children’s play will be performed on campus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. Entitled “Danny, King of the Basement,” the play offers serious themes, said Lemuel Bardeguez, director of cultural programs. These themes include poverty, homelessness, and frequent moves.
The play remains “not preachy,” Bardeguez said, while exploring the themes of adapting to different situations in life.
Children in the audience will have the opportunity to feel like they are a part of the action, Bardeguez said.
“The Bruce Owen Theater is the perfect size,” Bardeguez said.
At just under 300 seats it is smaller than most, but large enough to offer sufficient seating.
“Danny, King of the Basement” is targeted for late elementary to middle school children ranging from grades 3 through 8, but can be enjoyed by all, Bardeguez said. Parents can find educational material that parallels the play at www.occc.edu/CAS/danny-basement.html.
The Toronto Children’s Theater is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by touring in the U.S. In 2001 “Danny, King of the Basement” won Dora Mavor Moore Awards including “Outstanding Production” and “Best Performance,” along with others, Bardeguez said.
There are two daytime showings, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., aimed primarily at public school students, while a 7 p.m. showing is for the general public.
Tickets are $10. “Danny, King of the Basement” tickets are reserved seating, and for Cultural Art Series subscribers, tickets are discounted $2.
To answer further questions, or to obtain more information, visit the Cultural Art Series website at www.occc.edu/cas, or call their office at 405-682-7576.
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