Children’s play next for cultural series

March 25, 2011 Feature Print Print
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Actors from the Childsplay theater company of Arizona, pose against the backdrop for their upcoming performance of Ferdinand the Bull. Back row, from left to right: Jesse Berger, Andres Alcala, Laura Berger. Front, kneeling: Colin Ross. Ticket prices have been reduced to $8 per person. To purchase tickets, visit www.occc.edu/CAS/tickets. For more information or questions, contact the Cultural Arts office at culturalprograms@occc.edu or at 405-682-7279.

A musical drama for children, “Ferdinand the Bull” will be performed on campus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, the Bruce Owen Theater, said Lemuel Bardeguez, director of Cultural Arts.

“Ferdinand the Bull” is a show based on the children’s classic by Munro Leaf. It will light up the audience, Bardeguez said. The production includes original music and Flamenco dancing.

Spanish is also integrated into the performance.

“It’s made in a way that as part of the dialogue they will throw in Spanish words,” Bardeguez said.

The story centers on the theme of “flower power” over bloodletting, as Ferdinand refuses to respond to the matador’s taunts in the bull ring.

Instead the peace-loving bull uses his time in the spotlight observing the ladies in the audience with flowers in their hair.

This is the first year OCCC is offering a show for younger audiences.

“We are starting to offer one family-friendly production per semester,” Bardeguez said.

“It is for the entire family, but as far as the age group for kids, it is mostly for those who are in first through sixth grade.”

Childsplay, Arizona’s professional theater for young audiences and families, will produce the play.

Ticket prices have been reduced to $8 per person. To purchase tickets, visit www.occc.edu/CAS/tickets.

For more information or questions, contact the Cultural Arts office by e-mail at culturalprograms@occc.edu, or by phone at 405-682-7279.

 

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