Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But The Players Club of Swarthmore’s Children’s Theater Series is excited to bring this popular children’s book to life with singing and dancing!
So Alexander – along with everyone else – has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. You’ll join Alexander as he goes through some trying situations: waking up with gum in his hair, not getting any dessert in his lunch and his best friend deciding he’s not his best friend anymore. And if that’s not bad enough, Alexander’s brothers don’t have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can’t get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and —yuck!—kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia.
Alexander’s struggles with life’s daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia.
Director Josiah Donnell of Boothwyn, has assembled a talented, local cast of grown up players from Drexel Hill, Havertown, Paoli, Devon and Wilmington, DE to bring this popular story to life: Ed Donlevie, Ellie Knickman, Jim Carroll, Lacey Kurz, Kate LaSage, Meghan Hindmarch and Courtney Gardner.
With some singing and dancing, Alexander’s bad day will certainly be an entertaining one for you and the kids in your life!
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY runs Saturday, February 9th at 4:30pm; Sunday, February 10th at 11am; Friday, February 15th at 7pm; Saturday, February 16th at 4:30pm; and Sunday, February 17th at 11am. All of the Children’s Series productions will be performed on The Players Club of Swarthmore’s Raymond W. Smith stage on the second floor. Adult tickets are $10.00 each and Children under 12 are $8.00, cash, check or credit accepted. All children two years of age and under are free. All tickets are sold at the door on the day of the performance.
The Players Club of Swarthmore, an all-volunteer organization now in its 102nd season, is located at 614 Fairview Road—just off of Route 320. We’re only minutes from I-95 and Route 476—and the R3 Regional Rail line is within walking distance, at the edge of the Swarthmore College Campus. In addition, buses run down Route 320 from Springfield Mall, which is within 3 miles. Our Mainstage is a 300-seat proscenium theatre that is fully handicapped accessible, and our Second Stage is a black box space that can seat 60—80 people. There is plenty of free off-street parking. Visit www.pcstheater.org for information on upcoming events, directions, etc.
Theater/Organization Players Club of Swarthmore
Theater/Organization Website: http://pcstheater.org
Theater/Organization Address: 614 Fairview Road Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (610)328-4271
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