The Playhouse Family Fun Series is celebrating it's 12th season for children and families at the Arcata Playhouse with public and school performances of theater, storytelling, puppetry and variety performing arts. Since 2007 the series has brought performers from California, Oregon, Washington, Maine, Canada, Australia, Scotland and England to perform for Humboldt County children and their families. The series strives to bring young people in contact with the performing arts in a safe an intimate setting and host high quality artist in a low cost environment. The 2018 series is generously sponsored by Kokatat Watersports Wear, Holly Yashi Jewelry and Wildberries Marketplace. Tickets are available starting January 15 online at this website and February 1st at Wildberries Marketplace & Redwood Yogurt.
2019 Family Fun Series Season
The Man Who Planted Trees
Puppet State Theatre Company (Scotland)
Thursday, Jan. 31, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Friday, February 1, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show, "The Man Who Planted Trees" shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world. This international hit production has traveled the world and performed hundreds of times.
World of Wonder
By Leland Faulkner (Maine)
Thursday, April 11 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Friday, April 12 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
“World of Wonder” is a theatre program from Maine performer Leland Faulkner that charms audiences of all ages with the actor's imagination, the mime's skill, and the conjuror's craft. Beginning with the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs or hand shadows, Leland conjures up an amazing menagerie of silhouettes using only his hands. He is recognized in conjuring circles as an expert on the history of this antique art. Imagine discovering a felt ring that allows Leland to become twenty-four comic characters from around the world in a matter of minutes. Discover classical magic from the Far East as a Japanese magician lets folded paper butterflies fill the air with color in a beautiful homage to Old Japan. “World of Wonder” is a journey around the world that occurs in the most magical of all places, yourself.