The Love Of Three Oranges at The Playground Theatre 1/12-2/6/11

Count Carlo Gozzi’s Italian Comedy The Love Of Three Oranges
January 12 – February 6, 2011
The Playground Theatre
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL
www.theplaygroundtheatre.com

Count Carlo Gozzi’s beloved comedy for children, The Love of Three Oranges returns to the stage to delight audiences of all ages, January 12 – February 6, 2011 at The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami Shores. Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin will again direct her adaptation of The Love of Three Oranges, continuing The PlayGround Theatre’s mission to bring the magic and joy of live theater to children of all ages.

The PlayGround Theatre has created a family-friendly adaptation of The Love of Three Oranges, the 18th century Italian comedy that inspired Prokofiev’s opera.

Prince Tartaglia has been sick for ten years. He has tried every treatment imaginable, but nothing makes him feel better. Finally, a pair of strange doctors reveals a possible cure: laughter. The king hires a famous comedian to perform at the palace, but as soon as the prince laughs, an evil witch curses him, making him wander the world feverishly searching for three mysterious oranges. A good wizard helps Tartaglia overcome several obstacles on his way to finding the oranges, and the prince returns home with much more than fruit.

The Love of Three Oranges begins at The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami Shores on Wednesday, January 12th at 10am. Weekday performances (Tuesday-Friday) are usually at 10am, with weekend performances at 2pm. There will be a special evening performance on Saturday, January 29th at 7pm. Please see our website, www.theplaygroundtheatre.com for full show listings. Dates and times are subject to change.

*Theatre Inclusion Program (TIP) Performances, scheduled for January 20th and 30th, bring the magic of live theatre to children and adults with disabilities. During these public performances, sign-interpretation, open-captioning, and audio descriptions are provided. The PlayGround Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are $20 each, $10 each for groups of 20 or more. Discounted tickets are available for schools and community groups. Family packs (three tickets) are available for $45.

Tickets available at The PlayGround Theatre website, www.theplaygroundtheatre.com; Ticketmaster; by phone 305-751-9550 or fax 305-751-9556.

The PlayGround Theatre is proud to create high-quality, innovative, theatre for South Florida’s children and their families. Founded in 2004, the company has produced nine plays that delight, provoke, and inspire audiences of all ages and abilities. Its shows reflect the international flavor of the community and expose audiences to the literature, art, and culture of England, Italy, China, and beyond. The Theatre Inclusion Program ensures that performances are accessible to all children and adults, and workshops, classes, and camps provide a variety of theatre education opportunities in parks, schools, and hospitals as well as at its own venue. The PlayGround Theatre invites you to experience the magic of live theatre.

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