Geffen playhouse brings a john grisham
legal thriller to the stage Ė for kids!
Geffen Playhouse Story Pirates Team up with Penguin Young Readers Group
for the Seasonís First Saturday Scene
November 5 at 11am
LOS ANGELES, October 12, 2011 Ė The Geffen Playhouse Story Pirates team up with Penguin Young Readers Group to kick-off the Geffen Playhouse Saturday Scene season with Theodore Boone and the Thrill of Rights! In this interactive legal comedy, kids from the audience join professional actors on stage to become the jury, witnesses and lawyers in a high-stakes trial. The primary suspect: twelve-year-oldTheo Boone who is on trial for stealing the Bill of Rights! With a signed letter of permission from his parents, Theodecides that the best lawyer to try his case is himself. With the help of a no-nonsense judge, an overly-emotional security guard and of course the budding stars from the audience, Theo will have to think on his feet to prove it was impossible for him to steal the document. He may even stumble upon the true culprit. Theodore Boone and the Thrill of Rights! is recommended for children ages 5 to 11 and will be brought to life on Saturday, November 5 at 11am.
The Geffen Playhouse began its Story Pirates partnership in 2009 as a way to expand the resources of the theater's current in-school initiatives. Story Pirates, which was originally founded in New York in 2003, is a nationally recognized arts and literacy organization working to engage students in under-resourced public schools by showing them that their ideas, words and stories are important. As a partner of the Geffen Playhouse, Story Pirates recently opened a West Coast branch and now visits over 20 Title I Los Angeles public schools each year in addition to performing for the general public as part of the Geffen Playhouse's Saturday Scene program.
Theodore Boone and the Thrill of Rights! will perform at 11:00 a.m. in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse and will be followed by complimentary snacks donated by Gelsonís Market and Pretzel Crisps. Tickets are $12 for children and $17 for adults or can be purchased as part of a subscription (which packages three or more shows and begins at $30). Tickets can be purchased through the Geffen Playhouse box office and online at geffenplayhouse.org.
theodore boone and the thrill of rights!
Presented by the Geffen Playhouse Story Pirates
Saturday, November 5 at 11 a.m.
Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse
Recommend for kids age 5 - 11
Ticket prices are $12 for children and $17 for adults or can be purchased as part of a subscription (which packages three or more shows and begins at $30). Contact the Geffen Playhouse box office in-person, via phone at 310-208-5454 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.org for updated pricing and seating availability.
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