Follow Me Through The Gates
Dragon's Eye Theatre
Saturday, September 16
The company that made plays at Smith Playhouse brings you a new imaginative, interactive adventure, this time through Independence Library. Help Grandfather, Ty, Azsori, and their favorite librarian on a quest to remain true to your roots and true to your friends. For kids ages 5 to 10 & their adults.
To book tickets to Follow Me Through the Gates performances on September 30, please visit the Dragon’s Eye Theatre website: www.DragonsEyeTheatre.com
ABOUT FOLLOW ME THROUGH THE GATES Dragon’s Eye is creating Follow Me Through the Gates especially for the Independence Library, inspired by the library-goers of all ages this branch serves and the many cultures and languages they bring. The September 16 performances are part of Welcoming America’s annual WELCOMING WEEK, a celebration with a mission to bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. FOLLOW ME THROUGH THE GATES will bring together elements of Chinese, African American, and – of course – PHILADELPHIA culture.”
PLAY WITH US Starting in the middle of August, you can find Dragon’s Eye at Independence Library most Mondays and some Wednesday evenings creating and rehearsing Follow Me Through the Gates. Check out our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for specific dates. Come out to play with us and help build us build the play!
CREDITS Director: Suzana Berger Playwright: Stephanie N. Walters Cast: Kishia Nixon as Azsori, Jeff Wu as Grandfather, Amy Boehly as Ty, and Aneesa Neibauer as The Librarian! Assistant Director: Baset Stage Manager: Melody Wong
ABOUT DRAGON’S EYE Dragon’s Eye Theatre makes theatrical adventures for the children of Philadelphia and the adults who love them. Our work celebrates the wildness of children’s imaginations and the child in everyone. We partner with Philadelphia community spaces that are not typically performance venues to offer frequent visitors a chance to discover new stories in spaces they already know and love by creating original, interactive plays inspired by those spaces, while also attracting new visitors. Adults have praised Dragon’s Eye as, “Hands down the best performance for kids I’ve ever seen,” “very creative, very interactive,” and appreciated that they gave parents and kids a chance to play together. Kids declared, “Every part was my favorite part,” and the truly high praise, “I want to see the show again now!”
PWYW / 45 minutes