THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS THAT’S QUITE ABSURD!
will have you laughing, singing, dancing–and sitting on the edge of your seat!
This brand new show is packed with stories, songs, freewheeling dances, painting, audience participation, paper bag costumes and scenery — and lots of adventure! It’s a funny, friendly, and thrilling hour of theater — perfect for children in Pre-k to 3rd grade, perfect for everyone!
The opening number, “Welcome to Friendly,” invites our audience into a fanciful town buzzing with charming characters, from an elephant riding a scooter to a giraffe in a car. A walking bell reminds the town–and audience–it’s time to dance! The friendly theme continues with “That’s Quite Absurd!” in which a girl and a bird meet on a park bench and become fast friends. The bird happily teaches his new friend how to fly. In “Sing To Me,” a giant seed only grows when it hears a special song. “Rise and Shine” follows the sun as he wakes up and prepares for work, punching in as the moon punches out. “A Girl Named Sam” uses paper, ink, and paint to tell the story of a young girl who goes fishing and gets more than she bargained for. Lots more surprises lie in wait in the hilarious and whimsical world of THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS THAT’S QUITE ABSURD!
Created by Ted Brackett, Kevin Richard Woodall, John Stone
Directed by Ted Brackett and Kevin Richard Woodall
Music by John Stone
Scenic Artist: Jonathan Peck
Production Supervisor: James Huggans
Family series sponsored by
The Paper Bag Players
About the Organizers
The Paper Bag Players is a non-profit theater company of adults who create and perform original, contemporary, musical theater for children ages 3 to 8.
Their shows, based on a child’s everyday experiences, combine short plays, rousing songs, freewheeling dances, audience participation, mime, and painting and drawing on stage. Common household objects, cardboard boxes and brown craft paper brightened with splashes of poster paint and crayon transform into their sets, props and costumes.