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School of Theatre Presents “Winnie the Pooh”

Published November 19, 2013


Written by Jordan Culver
Democrat staff writer
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(From left) Cast members Haley Brown, Jamie Blackbrand, Zachary Cagan, Corey Stephens and Sydney Norris in full costume for the upcoming production of Winne-the-Pooh. / Jordan Culver/Democrat

The 100-Acre Wood — famous for housing the honey-loving children’s book character Winnie the Pooh — has come to Tallahassee, thanks to the efforts of the Florida State University School of Theatre. FSU’s group annually puts on a production specifically for youngsters in Tallahassee, where half the cost of a ticket is donated to the school of the ticket buyer’s choice. This year the production is a live-action version of “Winnie-the-Pooh.”

Spencer Curtis Young, the director of the play, said even though the play is kid-friendly, there will be plenty to see for adults, too.

[quote]“Children’s literature takes really, really big ideas and distills them to their most simple essence,” he said. “It takes those ideas and relates them to you in a way you can grasp, not just on an intellectual level but also on a really emotional level.” [/quote]

Young said the play and the atmosphere surrounding the Fallon Theatre on FSU’s campus should draw kids into the theater experience. Parents will have the chance to give back to their kids’ schools by purchasing a ticket for $10. Shawn Bolduc, an MFA candidate for theater management who works in marketing for the show, said over the past three years FSU has given about $8,000 back to local schools thanks to productions for kids. “Winnie-the-Pooh’s” run starts Thursday and ends Sunday.

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Come along with that silly ‘ol bear on his many adventures. Joined by his old friends Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyor, and Christopher Robin, Pooh will warm the hearts of audiences – even while he continues his search for something sweet!

November 21 – 24, 2013
The Fallon Theatre
From the stories of A. A. Milne
Dramatized by Kristin Sergel
Directed by Spencer Curtis Young

Recommended age: All ages. 

Show Times:
November 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM
November 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM
November 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
November 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM

Single Ticket Pricing:
Adult Ticket: $15.00
Senior Ticket (Age 62+): $15.00
Student Ticket: $10.00

For tickets, click here.

Winnie-the-Pooh is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.