CES at FSU to Present an ArtsPower Production of “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler”
CES at Frostburg State University will present the renowned New York City-based theatre company ArtsPower in “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center.
Based on the beloved Newbery Medal-winning children’s book by E.L. Konigsburg, this enchanting musical follows Claudia Kincaid and her brother Jamie up the stone steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and right into the middle of an adventure surrounding a mysterious statue that may or may not be the work of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo.
Since 1985, ArtsPower has presented literature-based musicals for young people across the country. Working closely with some of America’s most beloved authors, including Judy Blume, Lois Lowry and Paula Danziger, the group creates one-hour, one-act productions based on classic children’s books.
Performance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children under 17. Member and group discount rates are also available. Tickets can be ordered online by visiting http://ces.frostburg.edu or by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Performance tickets are also available for school groups wishing to see the performance as part of CES’ Arts for the School Day program. Four school-day performances will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 7 and 8, at 10 a.m. and Thursday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Pealer Center’s Pealer Recital Hall. Educators interested in school day performances may contact the box office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an added bonus, a Renaissance STEAM Fair will be held in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of FSU’s Lane University Center. Dates will be determined based on Arts for the School Day reservations. The program will engage children in a series of fun, hands-on learning experiences with teaching artists from the Evergreen Heritage Center. Activities will reinforce themes from the play, which follows a mystery involving what may or may not be a Michelangelo statue.
This project is supported by a grant from the FSU Foundation. CES is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at msac.org. CES is supported in part by the City of Frostburg.
Wednesday, November 8 at 4:30pm
Frostburg State University, Pealer Recital Hall and Lane University Center 101 Braddock Road
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