Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is starting a series of student matinees designed for school groups to bring students to the theater at a very reduced rate. Each performance will be followed by a talk back with the director and cast. Pre-show classroom visits by TAP company members may also be arranged at no additional charge in order to help prepare students for their experience watching the play.
The first student matinee will be for The Amish Project, featuring Katherine Duffy. Conceived in the wake of the 2006 school shootings in the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Jessica Dickey’s The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of a real-life tragedy allows us to glimpse into the world of Amish culture and to come to grips with the true limits of compassion and forgiveness.
Duffy will lead a talk back after each performance. In addition, if invited, she will visit each participating school prior to the performance to give helpful background information on the play they will be seeing.
All teachers, administrators, or representatives of school districts (including home-schooled students) are welcome to participate in the student matinee program by contacting Amy Ensign, TAP’s new marketing and development director at 920.743.1760 or [email protected] The cost is $8 for the student tickets, with a complementary chaperon ticket for every 20 students. Student matinees will be held March 10, 11, 15 & 17 at 12:30 pm.
To donate to this program and to help expose more of our community’s youth to the benefits of live theater, call 920.256.0404.
Opening night for The Amish Project is March 3 and will benefit the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County. A portion of the ticket price will be donated to UUF. Performances are scheduled for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. A pay-what-you-can preview performance will be March 2 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 students.
Third Avenue Playhouse is located at 239 N. Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. For more information call 920.743.1760 or visit thirdavenueplayhouse.com.