Welcome to SEASON SPOTLIGHT! Here we will take an in-depth look at the shows in the 2017-18 season and give you a little insight into what you can expect in the upcoming season.
November 21, 2017
Written by David Kilpatrick.
Originally directed by Megan Alrutz.
The Rose will present Point A to Point B on October 21 – November 12, 2017 in the Hitchcock Theater. The 45-minute participatory production is largely nonverbal filled with visual delights (but without any loud sounds or full blackouts) that is especially suited for children over age two. The show doesn’t rely on loud or busy action to hold the audience’s attention, but will instead engage their curiosity and imaginations.
Point A to Point B finds a pair of whimsical characters in a wondrous laboratory of fun found-objects. The odd couple has been given a puzzling task — get a ball that keeps appearing in a spot labeled “Point A” to the spot labeled “Point B.” While the task seems simple enough, the catch is that the ball can never travel the same way twice. The careful co-workers — one a careful scientist who lies order and precision, and the other an athletic risk-taker prefer spontaneity, mess and chaos — explore different modes of transportation as they solve the challenge together.
“I’m excited about how Point A to Point B introduces the scientific method in a very theatrical and entertaining way. For young children, artistic exploration and scientific discovery are very closely related–lots of playing with materials to see what they can do. The show has two dynamic and very different characters representing both creativity and disciplined experimentation. It’ll be exciting to watch our ‘young scientific explorers’ help those characters find their common ground!” says show director and Rose artist educator Michael Miller (Mouse on the Move, The Reluctant Dragon, Leo Lionni’s Frederick).
Point A to Point B was inspired by the America on the Move exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. This exhibit explores the role of transportation in American history. The show will be performed select Mondays at 10 am, Saturdays at 9:30 and 11:00 am, and Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 am. Tickets are $12. Children under age one are admitted free.