Interactive Performances of The Young King Coming to Walton Arts Center
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, April 23, 2018 – Slingsby Theater Company’s production of The Young King uses puppets, shadow play and interactive elements to bring Oscar Wilde’s book of the same title to life at Walton Arts Center as part of the Family Fun Series on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11 am and 2 pm.
Tickets are $9 for children and $15 for adults plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.
The Young King is a coming of age story that grapples with the ethics of beauty, leadership and compassion. The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed theater company Slingsby, to take audiences to distant lands replete with rich rewards and challenging choices. The Young King was nominated for the Helpmann Award for Best Presentation for Children.
Performed by two actors and one musician, the production also includes special pre-show “Coronation Celebration” activities, starting half an hour prior to the show. Students from the Arkansas Arts Academy high school drama classes will serve as the king’s courtiers and lead these activities.
The 2 pm show of The Young King is a relaxed performance. This performance will be adapted to incorporate special modifications for adults and children with sensory-input disorders, autism or other developmental or cognitive disability, as well as anyone who might feel uncomfortable attending a typical live theater performance. Learn more about these modifications here.
Visit waltonartscenter.org for tickets and more information.