Troy University Pied Pipers
May 01 @7:00 p.m.
Location: Trojan Center Theatre
Troy University Pied Pipers, a popular professional theatre-for-youth ensemble sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance, will perform on Tuesday evening, May 1 at 7p.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre on the Troy campus. Everyone, especially children in grades K – 3, is invited to come for the one hour free performance. The house will open at 6:30 p.m. with seating in the theatre limited to three hundred.
The Pied Pipers recently returned from performing in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the Theatre-for-Youth Festival at the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the largest theatre conference in the United States. The performance there was by invitation following a screening process of theatre-for-youth ensembles across the Southeast.
“The performances of well-known children’s stories will be colorful, fast-paced, acrobatic, humorous, and visually engaging,” said Dr. David Dye, the group’s founder and creative director. “The beauty of performing for children in grades K-3, our target audience, is that the children get to be involved in the performance. They become willing partners in the performance as they get to help save the day when a villain is about to do some terrible deed,” he continued. One mission of TROY’s Department of Theatre and Dance is to take live theatre to the youngest school students who might not otherwise be exposed to the art.
In an effort to stimulate the imagination of children, Pied Piper performances are without scenery, props, or character costumes. Adena Moree, chair of TROY’s Department of Theatre and Dance says “I never tire of watching young children responding to a Pied Pipers performance. Some of them literally jump out of their seats when the Big Bad Wolf is chasing one of the three little pigs.”
Cast members are Colin Cahill (Madison, AL); Mary-Catherine Chambliss (Cataula, GA); Jacobi Hall (Huntsville, AL); Kara McDowell (Pelham, AL); Amanda Lewis (White Oak, West Virginia); Connor Murphy-White (Greenville, AL);Judith Roberts (Decatur, AL); Quade Sewell (Stone Mountain, GA); and Matt Thompson (Enterprise, AL).
For additional information about performances, please contact Ms. Adena Moree, University Department of Theatre and Dance.