Performances

Standing Rock Cultural Arts and New World Children's Theatre (NWCT)
present: "Through the Onion Patch, When People Fall through Holes"
-This theatrical production is the culmination of the New World
Children's Theatre Playwriting Workshop that took place Saturday,
January 9, 2010-May 2010 at the North Water Street Gallery, Kent, OH.

Friday-Sunday, May 21-23, 2010
-Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 PM
-Sunday performance at 3:00 PM

The African Community Theatre, Terrace Drive, Oscar Ritchie Hall,
Kent State University Main Campus

Images from the Performances

 

ADMISSION: $7 General Admission, $5 Students (aged 12 and under) &
Senior Citizens
-Proceeds benefit tuition scholarships for students in need and
materials for playwriting workshops, costumes, and sets


PLOT:

A brother and sister, Lila and Sam (Gooner), are living in a small town
in Ohio and enjoying a walk in the park with their mother when they come
across artist, Leona DaVinci, who is having a painting sale. It’s Lila’s
birthday and her mother offers to buy her one of Leona’s paintings that
depicts a Fairyland.

That evening, as Lila attempts to cast a spell on her ice cream in order
to change it from strawberry to chocolate, Gooner arrives dressed as a
pirate and demands the ice cream. A struggle ensues and the ice cream is
knocked under Lila’s bed. As they go to search for it, they both
disappear into a trap door that they discover. They end up at a Fairy
Princess’s wedding in Fairyland. The landscape resembles the painting
that Lila received as a gift that day.

At first the kids are scared, but the king and queen reassure them that
human children are “good luck” at fairy weddings. Just as they’re
getting ready to visit the Royal Room Full of Desserts, they are
kidnapped by Sir Vulcan, the emissary of Lord Draco, a chocolate eating
vampire, who wants human children as the main ingredient in his newest
chocolate bar.

As they are on the edge of being dipped into a hot bubbling tub of
chocolate, they are rescued by Divina, the rebellious daughter of Lord
Draco, and swept away to The Onion Patch. From here they begin a journey
back home that leads them to The Boiling Pot of Nowhere, The Jungle of
Kwa Zing Kwa, and The Land of Endless Summers among other places.

Will they survive the relentless pursuit of Sir Vulcan? Will they
discover the secret to the protection spell offered by a red feathered
hawk named Mo Hawk? Will they be stuck with Ann the Rag Doll and Charles
the Rabbit for eternity? Will they ever see their mother and the realm
of humans again?

Find out the answers May 21, 22, and 23rd at The African Community
Theatre in Oscar Ritchie Hall on Terrace Drive, KSU Main Campus.

Caution, you may not be able to subdue your laughter during this
adventure into The New World Children’s Theatre!

Hope you can make it!

Standing Rock Cultural Arts gratefully acknowledges Elizabeth S. Bujack,
D.D.S., M.S.D., specialist in orthodontics, Glanville/ Hussing,
Optometry in Kent, The Christenson Foundation, and The Ohio Arts Council
whose contributions were essential to the success of this program.

Our programming at Standing Rock Cultural Arts involves many activities
for children including The New World Children’s Theatre in its 25th
production. The New World Children’s Theatre program is comprised of up
to 20 children, 7-17, who are involved in writing, acting, designing,
and promoting an original theatrical production.

History of New World Children’s Theatre: 1993-2010

The New World Children’s Theater began as The New World Puppet Theater
at the North Water Street Gallery in Kent, Ohio, in January of 1993.
Originally, it was comprised of home-school children. Throughout the
years, however, it has grown to include public-schooled children as well.

Eventually, the troupe outgrew the puppets and the ensemble became The
New World Children’s Theater, which has produced 23 plays since 1994. In
addition to the emphasis on original playwriting, the company is
dedicated to using recycled materials in the construction of its sets
and props. This fosters an understanding of a sustainable planet as well
as an understanding of how to work with limited resources. The only
requirement is an active imagination.

The New World Children’s Theatre always welcomes donations to support
students in need, as well as our ongoing activities. Donations are tax
deductible and can be made to: Standing Rock Cultural Arts (SRCA), 257 N
Water St, Kent Ohio 44240.

Thank you for supporting the Arts and Creative Opportunities for Kids!

New World Children’s Theatre
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
257 N Water St
Kent OH 44240
330-673-4970

NEW WORLD CHILDREN’S THEATRE PERFORMANCE HISTORY

1. One for the Money, Two for the Show (1993)
2. Her Child, Her Master (1993)

3. Erie (1994)

4. The Face of Fear (1995)
5. Juliette’s Balcony (1995)
6. The Butterfly Princess (1995)

7. East of the Sun, West of the Moon (1996)
8. The Case of the Canine Kidnap Caper (1996)
9. Ruckus in Portage County (1996)
10. Attack of the Killer Coral (1996)

11. Bizzare (1997)

12. Return to Atlantis (1998)

13. Ironic Mousse (1999)
14. Skits-o-phrenia (1999)

15. The Tycoon (2000)

16. Channel Zero (2001)

17. Le Poulet Sans Tete (2002)

18. The Giving Tree, an original adaptation. (2003)

19. Zoo Escape (2004)

20. Wild Things (2005)

21. The Island of Stray Cats (2006)

22. The Fits vs. The Fats (2007)

23.Elyia and the Ghosts of The Missing Animals” (Saving the Dark Forest) (2008)

24. The Future Is Now (2009)