Presented by Chicago Children’s Theatre
FREE performances for children on the autism spectrum
Audience members will join the chivalrous Oswald and his precocious siblings as they attempt to replace a priceless family heirloom. The children’s journey to track down a rare Chinese vase leads them through a hole in the Earth to Chinatown where they arrive just in time for New Year’s festivities, dragon puppets, fireworks, lanterns and shadow play. After conquering their fears (and a sea serpent named Gong Gong) our heroes return home with a newfound appreciation for bravery, honesty and family tradition.
Inspired by characters from Edith Nesbit’s The Story of the Treasure Seekers, this intimate production creates a safe and exciting theatrical environment for young people on the autism spectrum and their families.
There are multiple performance options since each performance is limited to a small audience of children, each accompanied by a parent or caregiver. A limited number of additional observers (other parents, siblings, etc.) may also be accommodated in each performance, if specified when making a reservation.
Arriving approximately 15 to 20 minutes prior to the performance start time allows children to get acclimated to the space and meet the performers before the show starts. The estimated run time for each performance is 30 minutes.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 KU Edwards Campus–Best Bldg 12600 Quivira Road Overland Park, KS 66213 Times: 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Lied Center–Pavilion 1600 Stewart Drive Lawrence, KS 66045 Times: 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm