Little Red Wagon Tour (summer)
Get ready for the Wagon!
Credit: Mike Ross/UNH Photographic Services
“Rollie Robin” is about a bird that discovered junk food and video games - and became unhealthy. With help from Solomon Fish and Samantha Skunk, Rollie learns to make healthier lifestyle choices. This play was adapted from the original obesity awareness and prevention program devised by William Scott and has been reinvented to come to life for young audiences. “Rollie Robin” encourages physical activity and healthy food choices through a fun, interactive production. This show is available June 7 and suitable for Pre-K – Grade 3 audiences.
Directed by Raina Ames
Book and obesity awareness and prevention program by William Scott.
Adapted by UNH theatre education students, Lauren Barton, Kim D’Agnese, Olivia Fiore, Alyssa Guida, Cady Hickman, Christina Kelly, Brian Morley, Katharine Paiva, Briana Traynor, Ryan Tyler and Rachel Vilandre.
More information about the Rollie Robin obesity awareness and prevention program can be found at http://www.rollierobin.com/.
Into the Grimm
A Hansel & Gretel game show, a Red Riding Hood interrogation, and Three Little property developing Pigs are just some of the interpretations you’ll see as you step Into the Grimm. Fairy tales and Fables teach us morals and lessons that we can translate into everyday life, like “treat people how you want to be treated,” “be nice to your neighbor” and “don’t break into people’s homes.” Into the Grimm weaves its way through stories you know, in ways you’ve never imagined them. This show is available June 22 and suitable for grades 2-6 audiences.
Directed by Aimee Blesing
Devised by Aimee Blesing, Jamie Clavet, Amanda DeMarco, Rachel Elias and Robert Tarushka
Written by Jamie Clavet and Robert Tarushka.
Produced by special arrangement with theatre.unmasked.
The Little Red Wagon is appropriate for families and children (PK-6th grade). The troupe is available for indoor or outdoor performances at camps, libraries, recreation centers, schools, hospitals, churches, state parks, fairs, festivals, and youth banquets throughout New England.
Dates & Times
June 7 – August 9, 2013
- The performance area, indoor or outdoor, should provide a clear, unobstructed space.
- Gazebos are not recommended as a performance space. The actors can set up in front of, or to the side of a gazebo.
- The performance space should be approximately 14’ across x 14’ deep x 8’ tall.
- The performance space should be available one hour prior to the performance time.
- This space should be cleared of all items, furniture, debris before the group arrives.
- Reserve the space for a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes for the UNH troupe (for the set-up, performance, and tear down time).
- Provide 1 standard, 120 volt electrical outlet that is located within 40’ of the performance space for the sound system. This electrical outlet should have no other heavy equipment loads on the same circuit.
- If broadcast announcements are made at your location, please request that these be done prior to the show.
- For indoor shows, make sure all entrances/halls/stairs/performance areas are easy to access for the actors who will be carrying heavy and large stage equipment. If stairs/stairwell access is unavoidable, please call us so we may prepare the troupe.
The Little Red Wagon is funded solely by those who host us. A $400 fee is requested for one show. ($600+ for 2 shows on the same date/same location with no set breakdown). To book a date, a $100 nonrefundable deposit or a P.O. for the full amount is requested for each show. Deposits will apply to the full balance. The full payment is requested no later than 10 business days after the event ends. Make checks payable to UNH.
The Little Red Wagon is the longest running nonprofit, children’s theatre tour in the U.S. Since 1971, the Wagon has performed throughout New England at more than 70 locations every summer. The Little Red Wagon, a grass-roots model program for the State of New Hampshire, was instrumental to the introduction of Theatre Education into the public school system as a supportive tool for reading and learning.
To Schedule a Show
Your performance date may be reserved via phone, email, or web.
- Complete the booking form
- ArtsREACH, University of New Hampshire Department of Theatre & Dance, Paul Creative Arts Center, D-22, 30 Academic Way, Durham, New Hampshire 03824
After booking, you’ll receive a host and promotional packet and an agreement via mail.