Adventure Theatre & ATMTC Academy celebrates its landmark 70th anniversary season in 2021-2022. This Platinum Jubilee Season will feature five productions with an encompassing theme of unexpected connections.
This production season, Adventure will celebrate those bonds we least expect. The collection of shows uncovers secrets that connect family generations, make enemies into partners, helps cranky neighbors become best friends, and turns strangers into a community.
The season will be the first full season curated by Chil Kong, Adventure Theatre’s Artistic Director, who will also host Sunday’s preview.
As we move to indoor performances and in the spirit of protecting the most vulnerable in our community, Adventure Theatre requires everyone attending its shows to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. A proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test, no more than 3 days old, will be required for admission for all individuals ages 12 and up.
The discovery of a worn pink wrestling mask prompts Nana Lupita, a Wisconsin grandmother, to share her tale about growing up in 1960s Texas. As her tale unfolds, Lupita’s life as a teen tomboy comes alive—bike riding with her friends Leopold and Liesl, working at her father’s flower stand and lucha libre. When a World Championship match is announced, Lupita anticipates seeing it until she discovers her ailing father is one of the wrestlers. With the help of a magical mask maker, Lupita secretly trains to take her father’s place. She soon finds it difficult keeping her secret from her friends and, most importantly, her father.
Get three shows for the price of one! Adventure brings favorites from the digital Jingle in July festival to the live stage. Snowflakes, frost, and fantasy abound in Uri & Ora Light the Menorah by Robyn Shrater Seemann, Connection by Diego Maramba and Michelle Bowen, and Cranky Penguin by Keegan Patterson
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are exhausted from their search for a starter home when they land in the Boston Public Garden as a potential home. Surprised by a few conditions in the Garden, the Mallards move on to continue their search until their baby ducklings are born. When the ducklings begin to explore the world around them. The challenges of parenthood in the busy Boston environment create a fun bit of family drama. A classic story for all ages, this world premiere musical celebrates family, Boston, children, and the beings who make an unfamiliar place a home.
Taro, a young Asian American boy, faces the ridicule and bullying of his classmates when he accidentally “poops in his pants”. Too ashamed to talk to anyone or return to school, Taro can only confide in his “best friend”—a stuffed toy rabbit named Blackberry, who invites three special friends to visit Taro to help him overcome his shame by taking him on a “magical” journey through space and time.
Fantastagirl, a second-grade superhero who uses words to save the day, comes face to face with her worst nightmare: the Math Monster! When confronted with problems too big for words alone to solve, Fantastagirl must accept help from her friendly, furry, fraction-loving foe. While Fantastagirl and Math Monster use words and numbers to help her friends and scientist moms, something far more sinister than Math brews on the horizon.
Our 2019-2020 season features an amazing team of female directors who are illustrating beautiful works that have never been seen on ATMTC’s stages. We are so excited to bring our perspective and energy to these productions based on familiar and beloved stories. We hope you are too!
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