I’m always excited to find theatre performances that cater to both my kids’ ages (2.5 and 5), and when I learn they are taking place right in my ‘hood during a week when DCPS students have two days off, even better. So, I’m especially thrilled that Drumming with Dishes, a children’s play by Arts on the Horizon, is coming to the Atlas Performing Arts Center all next week, October 10-15.
Geared toward ages 1-5, the 30-minute interactive, non-verbal show features two adult actors and a musician, who put on a performance that I hear captivates even the youngest audiences. Here’s the official description: “What happens when you invite someone very different from you to come over to play? Just such an adventure awaits an inquisitive toddler when someone new appears in her kitchen. What do to? Cook up beautiful music! This gentle, whimsical adventure celebrates new friendships and turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. What will become a musical instrument next? A pasta box? Maybe dishes and spoons? Discover what wonders can be accomplished when we all explore together!”
The show was performed in Virginia this past spring, and you can read a great review of it on No Monsters in My Bed. Tickets are $8 and available for purchase online or at the Box Office.
Showtimes are as follows:
Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:00am & 11:30am
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 10:30am
Wednesday, October 12 at 10:30am & 12:30pm
Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 10:30am
Friday, October 14, 2011 at 10:30am & 12:30pm
Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 10:00am & 11:30am