Winston of Churchill | October 13
“Everyone must do their part, no matter how small.” That’s the mantra of Winston of Churchill, a smart, brave polar bear and the star of Jeanie Okimoto’s play, “Winston of Churchill, One Bear’s Battle Against Global Warming.” Based on Okimoto’s 2007 eponymous children’s book, the play is a heart-warming and funny tale about the serious subject of global warming. Okimoto’s publishing company, Endicott and Hugh, will donate a copy of “Winston of Churchill” to every family who attends.
A Thousand Thanks: The Gift of Sadako and Her Cranes | November 10
In this world premiere performance, author, poet, and magician Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma uses magic, story, and song to explore “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.” “Her story made a deep impression on me as a child,” Prutson said. “In this show, I share how Sadako and the gift of her courage changed the little boy that I was. People knew me then as Tommy, and this is the story of both Tommy and Sadako and how the story of her life affected mine.”
Caspar Babypants | January 12
Caspar Babypants is the alter ego of Chris Ballew, whom many parents will recognize as the twice Grammy-nominated songwriter and lead singer of the ‘90s Seattle alt-rock group The Presidents of the United States of America. With catchy and simple sing-along music geared towards children and their adults, Caspar is a perennial favorite at VCA! He will entertain and mesmerize kids, playing old favorites and songs from his new album, Keep It Real!
Book-It’s The Odyssey: An Exploration of Myth, Magic and Monsters | March 9
Journey with Odysseus as he and his crew battle the cyclops Polyphemus, survive the magic potion of the goddess Circe, and navigate their way through the Sirens’ songs! After being gone from Ithaca for the last 20 years, will Odysseus be welcomed or cursed to live life on the open seas? Adapted from Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey: an Exploration of Myth, Magic, and Monsters celebrates Greek tradition and theatrical mask, the importance of teamwork and problem-solving, and the power of ingenuity and perseverance.
All lectures are held Saturdays at 10:30am
Series tickets $20 – $32
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