New Interactive Theatre for Young Audiences at Plays & Players Explores Local Environment and Animals

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Plays & Players introduces interactive theater for families, Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth (P.L.A.Y.)

Native animals come to the stage through shadow puppetry and acroyoga in Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum Plays & Players is proud to launch a new yearly series dedicated to introducing young audiences to the power of live theater. This season, P.L.A.Y. (Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth) premieres with Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum, a work that explores mythic animals local to the area the great blue heron, the red fox, and the box turtle, as well as the stories of the people once indigenous to the Delaware River the Lenni Lenape.
The Lenape, meaning “the people,” thrived in the Delaware Valley and passed down folktales about the animals in their midst. They were well known for crafting wampum beads the beads, strung together, created wampum belts that told the stories of the Lenape families.

Delaware Mudtub is appropriate for ages 4- 104 (and highly recommended for 4-10 year olds)!





Performance Information

All performances are at Plays & Players, at 1714 Delancey Place, in the third floor Skinner Studio. Please note: the historic theatre is not ADA accessible. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for general admission. Discounted group rates of $12 for groups of 10 or more and weekday student matinee tickets are $10. Tickets may be purchased online at or by phone at 866-811-4111.
Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum begins performances on Thursday, March 13, 2014 and closes on Saturday, March 29.

Performances are:
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10am
Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2:30pm


About Plays & Players

Over 100 years old, Plays & Players was reborn in 2011 as a professional theater under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Daniel Student. As a coalition of theatre artists and enthusiasts, Plays & Players strives to provide intelligent, inclusive, and diverse plays that engage and entertain audiences, to invest in local talent, and to preserve its historic landmark home. Plays & Players’ 2013 – 14 season focuses on brothers and sisters; those with whom we are closest, those who share our blood, and those with whom, familiar or unknown, we seek connection. Through rituals old and new, we continue searching for those who are both distant from and deeply within us as we attempt to unwrap the simplest of notions: brotherhood. Plays and Players began the season with the provocative and poignant Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet, which was followed up with the world premiere one man play by former Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Mike Boryla, The Disappearing Quarterback. The season will conclude with legendary Puerto Rican playwright José Rivera’s Cloud Tectonics, directed by Allison Heishman and starring Taysha Canales, Anthony Martinez Briggs, and Eric Scotolati, running June 522.


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