Give Them Adventure, Escape, and Joy—Give the Gift of Theatre
In our decades-long tradition, we are here to bring you bold adaptations of extraordinary stories. This season, new Artistic Director Gus Menary continues this legacy but in a whole different format. With a Gift Certificate, you’ll give the gift of Audio Book-It, a brand new way to experience plays!
Want more ways to share story with your loved ones? Our Family Story Kit brings our Arts Ed Interactive Story Kit to your family night in—with activities, games, and storytelling prompts, this promises to be a story adventure to remember!
Our First-Ever Audio Book-It Season
Going all-audio this season has allowed us to play with form, structure, and genre. Of the five “mainstage” audio dramas we are producing, three are short stories and will be presented as one-shot full-length productions available as an entire story start to finish (Childfinder, The Canterville Ghost, and The Effluent Engine) and two will be longer stories, serialized for you to enjoy (Mañanaland and The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes).
Gift Certificates are available in increments of $15, $25, or $100, making them the perfect flexible gift option for the book- or theatre-loving people on your list! Book-It Gift Certificates will be sent to the recipient of your choice, via email or USPS, and can easily be redeemed by calling or emailing our box office. If you want us to mail the certificate, orders need to be received by Dec. 15 to arrive for the holidays.
$15 Gift Certificate: good for one (1) single ticket to Childfinder, The Canterville Ghost, or The Effluent Engine.
$25 Gift Certificate: good for one (1) single ticket to Mañanaland or The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes.
$100 Gift Certificate: good for one (1) subscription to the entire 2020-21 Audio Book-It Season. This includes access to each of the five plays, exclusive content, and a pair of earbuds.
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Family Night with OCTOPUS STEW
Gather the whole family for a multi-arts story experience! Our Family Night kits come with a hardcover copy of the book, a reader’s theatre script of the story to read together, a visual art project (materials included), a character-building game, and a family storytelling prompt.
December 7, 2020 – February 28, 2021
Shipping will begin the week of December 7, 2020
$75: materials for four people
$95: materials for six people
$115: materials for eight people
$135: materials for ten people
Family Story Kits (available in sets of 4, 6, 8, or 10) include one hardcover copy of OCTOPUS STEW and one envelope per family member containing:
• A reader’s theatre script of OCTOPUS STEW
• A visual art project (materials included)
• A character-building game
• A family storytelling prompt
ABOUT THE STORY
written & illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Superhero-loving Ramsey and his grandmother are in for a giant adventure when they attempt to cook up a family favorite, octopus stew. Based on the is-it-true-or-isn’t-it family lore of author Eric Velasquez, this tall tale celebrates Afro-Latino heritage, family traditions, and a whole lotta ingenuity.
“Blimp, Blump, Brr, Blimp, Blump, Brr. What could that be?”
What do you do when an octopus captures Grandma? You put on your superhero cape and rescue her, of course! Ramsey and his trusty chihuahua, Chana, are on the case when Grandma’s octopus stew goes wrong and Señor Pulpo gets so big he takes over the whole kitchen. This vibrant, comic book-inspired story of an Afro-Latino family coming together to share tall tales and traditional recipes is sure to surprise and delight.
Why we chose this story: OCTOPUS STEW celebrates the family ritual of coming together to share stories and talents across generations. We love how the story shows Ramsey’s ability to connect art and technology as he researches possibilities for dealing with a giant octopus. The story demonstrates that a fantastic tale can come from a very real beginning.