It’s almost time for our next production, Point A to Point B,
a nonverbal stage play designed specifically for very young audiences!This play takes place in The Rose’s Hitchcock Theater, a smaller space on the 4th floor of the theater. This space allows children to become completely absorbed in the theatrical experience. We encourage interaction with the performers and invite
your family to tear down the fourth wall and become a part of the performance.
We’ve assembled some special information to help you and your family to get ready for the upcoming performance. Before you go to the show, you might want to take a few moments to review this “Know Before You Go” Guide so everyone will know what to expect from the performance!
The Story You Will See
Two experimenters with very opposite personalities meet up to spend their day working in a Creativity Laboratory. One is a very careful and precise Scientist. The other is a playful and sometimes messy Catcher. Once they have arrived at the lab, they meet an unusual Musician. They seem to know that working together in the lab today will be a challenge. They make preparations to start their day’s work and await their first
assignment. Soon they have discovered the lab is filled with boxes containing intriguing objects and machinery labeled “Point A” and “Point B.” Suddenly, with a flourish of sounds, a bright red ball arrives at Point A. After some observation and trial-and-error — and some frustration with one another because they approach their work differently — they accidentally discover that their task is to move the ball across the lab from Point A to Point B. As soon as they accomplish this another ball appears. They soon realize that they have to move each ball in a different way each time to accomplish their tasks. Will these two very opposite personalities be able to overcome their different working styles and complete the tasks that Creativity Lab gives them?
Oct 21 – Nov 17 | Best for ages 2+ | 50 minutes without an intermission
The Characters You Will Meet
THE SCIENTIST — a careful and somewhat nervous observer who likes to collect information and do her assignments correctly and to the best of her ability. She does not like to deviate from the and likes the satisfaction of knowing she did her job well.
THE CATCHER — an upbeat and easily distracted experimenter who likes to keep moving around and playing with the things that he finds in imaginative ways. He likes to have fun but also likes receiving feedback that he’s done a good job.
THE MUSICIAN — an energetic and somewhat mysterious presence in the lab, she watches everything that The Scientist and The Observer are doing and providing music and other sounds that accompany their actions. She doesn’t really step in to assist them as they complete their tasks, but she does give them audible signals when they have a task or have correctly completed one.
Know Before You Go
Here are some things your family might like to “Know Before You Go”:
Point A to Point B is a play in which the characters do not speak. They do not use words but do occasionally make sounds. You will have to observe their actions to figure out what is going on!
The laboratory also makes sounds, thanks to the persons of a fun character called the musician. None of these sounds are terribly loud or scary, but some may be surprising!
The characters in the show have very different personalities and
do not always get along very well. Sometimes they do not exhibit the best “friend” behaviors.
Along the course of the story, a few (but not all) audience members will be invited to participate. Most of this participation will take place from your seats. If you would like to volunteer, raise your hand when the Scientist and Catcher look out and gesture to the audience that they need a volunteer to come up and help.
Meet the Creators
Point A to Point B was originally commissioned by Arts on the Horizon, a theater creating work for children ages 0 to 6 in Norther Virginia, and was first presented at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
The story of Point A to Point B was conceived by David Kilpatrick and developed with dramaturgical help from Stephanie Kilpatrick. David works at The Kennedy Center managing theater for young audiences programs.
The original production was directed by Dr. Megan Alrutz. She is a professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin and heads the Drama and Theater for Youth and Communities program.
Public parking is available in the Douglas County parking garage at 1910 Harney Street (19th & Harney Streets). The cost is $1.50 for the first hour and $1.25 for each additional hour.
Parking meters adjacent to The Rose Theater are active from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The cost is $1.25 per hour. Metered parking spots are free on Sundays and holidays. Many of the parking meters around the theater are connected to the Park Omaha app,
available as a free download for Apple and Android devices.
NOTE: Parking is NO LONGER AVAILABLE in the Wells Fargo parking lot on Farnam Street.
Wait, There’s More!
Grab a Theater Class Brochure! If you like what you saw on the stage and think you’d like to be a part of it, try taking a theater class here at The Rose Theater. We offer a wide range of arts classes for every interest and experience level. Please visit our website to read director’s notes and view production photos. Box Office Assistance The Rose Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm at (402) 345-4849. Information and ticketing is also available online at www.rosetheater.org.