L. A. County Natural History Museumís Amazing 14 Foot Long T.rex Puppet
To Star in an All New Story Pirates Show
June 9 at 11:00 a.m.
LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2012 Ė The Geffen Playhouse Story Piratesare teaming up with the National History Museum of Los Angeles County to present an all new Saturday Scene production, A T. rex Is Loose!, complete with a walking, stalking kid dinosaur. For the first time, Hunter, the museumís resident Tyrannosaurus rex (aptly named because heís always on the lookout for a good meal) will be loose in the theater! But, you know what they say Ė the show must go on. In true Story Pirates fashion, the performance will be based on stories written by kids Ė mostly about dinosaurs and prehistoric life Ė and everyone will learn a little something about the way dinosaurs lived. And if that Tyrannosaurus interrupts the show, it will be up to the audience (and of course the Pirates) to figure out a way to stop him.
A T. rex is Loose! is recommended for ages seven to eleven (the same approximate age Hunter himself was built to portray) and will perform in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse on Saturday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m. The performance will be followed by complimentary snacks donated by returning sponsors Gelsonís Market and Pretzel Crisps. In addition to Saturday Scene at the Geffen Playhouse, A T. rex is Loose! will also perform at the Natural History Museum on June 23 as a part of the museumísDinosaur Encounters seriesí special event lineup.
rex is Loose!
Saturday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Ticket prices are $10 for children and $15 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.
ABOUT GEFFEN PLAYHOUSEíS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS
The Geffenís education and outreach programs seek to make the cultural resources of the Geffen Playhouse available to all of Los Angelesí diverse communities. The wide range of programs focuses on serving populations in need from ages 3 to100 through programs such as Saturday Scene, School Tours, Student Matinees and the theaterís award-winning CREATE program.
ABOUT THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE
The Geffen Playhouse has been a hub of the Los Angeles theater scene since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works and second productions, the Geffen Playhouse continues to present a body of work that has garnered national recognition. Named in honor of entertainment mogul and philanthropist David Geffen, who made the initial donation to the theater, the company was founded by Gilbert Cates, and is currently helmed by Artistic Director Randall Arney, Managing Director Ken Novice and Chairman of the Board Frank Mancuso. Proudly associated with UCLA, the Geffen Playhouse welcomes an audience of more than 130,000 each year, and maintains an extensive education and outreach program, designed to engage young people and the community at large in the arts. For more information, please visit geffenplayhouse.org.