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Hans Brinker Play Uses Inlines for Ice Skates
March 13 through April 4, 2004
The Playhouse Jr. children's theater in
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA has produced a play
of the "Hans Brinker Silver Skates" story that
uses inline skates on stage in place of ice skates.
The Playhouse Jr. Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
is the second oldest continually
running children’s theatre in the United States.
The theater has produced a play for children based
on the "Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates"
story, that is a the musical dramatization
of Mary Mapes Dodge’s tale of the race for the silver skates.
The play will run from March 13 through April 4, 2004.
Performances of Hans Brinker or the
Silver Skates will be on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
and 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $7 USD and are available
by phoning the Playhouse box office
Written in 1865 by American author Mary Mapes Dodge,
"Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates" is the story
of a championship ice skating race on the frozen canals
of Holland, with a pair of silver skates as the prize.
As allegory, "Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates" extols
the values of generosity, patience, compassion and
responsibility -- and shows that virtues can be rewarded
through ways other than money.
Playhouse Jr.’s production of "Hans Brinker or the Silver
Skates" is directed by Penelope Miller Lindblom, who is
including actual skating with the staging. It is a musical
adaptation, with book by Gayle Hudson and music and lyrics
by Bobbe Bramson.
Playhouse Jr. productions are crafted to be family friendly for
little ones through middle schoolers.
More information about the play,
Playhouse Jr. and the Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park
University is available by phoning 412.621.4445 or by visiting
the Playhouse web site at
PPC.edu - Playhouse
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