Family Fun Day BONUS — Sensory-Friendly Performance of “Kaput”

As part of the 6th Annual International Children’s Theatre Festival, Playhouse Square will present a sensory-friendly performance of one of its shows.  In January, the non-profit theatre company presented its first sensory-friendly performance.  During the performance, lights were left on and families were allowed to talk, get up and move around the theatre.  While these changes may seem minor, they make a tremendous difference for children with Autism and other sensory issues.

For the theatre festival, the sensory-friendly performance will be of their Australian show, Kaput.  Reminiscent of the silent movie era, Kaput is a slapstick comedy show about a clumsy repairman.  This performance is presented for individuals and families who would otherwise be unable to attend a show in a traditional theatrical setting.

As a special treat, the Downtown Kiwanis Club is helping offset the cost of the performance.  Discounted tickets ($7.50 instead of $15) must be purchased through Playhouse Square directly.  Individuals and families are welcome to stay after the performance for the festival’s other special events, workshops, and concerts.

 

 

Details:

       Hours

  • The sensory-friendly performance of Kaput will be presented Saturday, May 9th at 4:00 pm.

       Admission

  • Thanks to the Downtown Kiwanis Club, tickets are only $7.50 a person. (The normal price is $15.)  Tickets must be purchased through Sarah Yi at Playhouse Square.  You can call her at (216) 640-8604, or e-mail her at Sarah.Yi@playhousesquare.org.

       Address

  • Playhouse Square is located at 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. Outdoor entertainment offerings will take place on the U.S. Bank Plaza.  Kaput will be presented at the Hanna Theatre.

       Phone

  • To purchase tickets, contact Sarah Yi at (216) 640-8604 or at Sarah.Yi@playhousesquare.org.
  • For any questions about the festival, you can call Moira Beale at 216-640-8608, or visit http://childrensfestival.playhousesquare.org/index.html.

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Nikki

Nikki is the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. She coordinates the tutoring for all private students, assists with in-school programs, and is responsible for the NCES blog. Nikki is also the Assistant Camp Director of the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, a summer program for students with learning disabilities in Kirtland, OH.