Travel deep into the Amazon with a young boy named Aki on a quest to save his home. When a fire demon threatens to destroy his village and the surrounding sacred forest, Aki departs on an adventure into a mystical world where each animal and plant has its own remarkable voice. On this epic journey he begins to understand his place in his fragile Amazon home amidst the clash of nature and the modern world. The Magic Rainforest features a wealth of visual elements including puppetry, original music, imaginative sets and costumes, and lots of audience interaction to bring the Amazon Rainforest to life. An adventure for ages 7 to 107.
The Program in Theater will present this senior thesis production of José Cruz González’s acclaimed play, directed by senior certificate student Maeli Goren. Performances will take place on Friday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m., Saturday the 14th at 1:00 p.m., Thursday the 19th at 7:00 p.m., Friday the 20th at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., and Saturday the 21st at 1:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street.
NOTE: While several performances are sold out, a few tickets remain for February 14 at 1:00 p.m. and a late-night showing on February 20 at 11:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Audiences are also invited to a free open rehearsal of the show (minimal costumes and props) at the New Jersey State Museum Auditorium in Trenton on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.