We love CHILDREN'S PLAY SATURDAY! Join us once a month on a Saturday morning in the newly renovated Wells Education Space for an experience the whole family will enjoy. Enjoy family-friendly performances from various disciplines that are sure to entertain!

SEASON 40 PERFORMANCES

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The Puppet Adventure Hour
February 2, 2019

Written and Directed by Scott Quirk
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

Puppets! Adventure! The wildest tales of derring-do ever told in just one hour! Only the boldest puppet adventurers get to become members of the Puppet Adventure Club, and they are here to share their stories with you! Forgotten lands! Lost treasures! Evil villains that must be stopped! And a chance for you - the world's most adventurous audience - to become members of the Puppet Adventurers Club! Are you brave enough? Are you daring enough? Then come and be part of the stories of the Puppet Adventure Hour!

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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PRINCESS PITFALLS
March 2, 2019

Written by Anton Five, Directed by Mike Burnette
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

Princess Nelldora doesn’t want to be a princess- at least, not the kind that you’re thinking of.  Some day she wants to be an Evil Queen, just like her mom.  Surely enrolling in Antagonist Academy will show her what it takes.  The school has all types: witches, mad scientists, misunderstood creatures.  You would think that Nelldora would feel right at home; except her classmates keep calling her ‘Nell’, and, even worse, ‘Princess’.  No matter! Nelldora knows that she has what it takes to become an Evil Queen…or does she? Students from rival school Protagonist Prep are coming to visit to take part in the final exam: The Princess Pitfalls!  She will have to study with Princess Aetheria (the kind that you are thinking of) to pass the test.  

Can Aetheria and Nell work together?  Will Nell pass? Open your textbooks (‘How To Be A Proper Villain’- page one) to find out.  

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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WILD WEST!
April 6, 2019

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

Many years ago, in the not-too-distant past, in a world almost exactly like our own, something else roams the land. Something rough. Something tough. Something rootin’ tootin’, cattle drivin’, yee-hawin’, and ready to bust some bucking broncos. Something... kind of smelly.

Greetings, fellow science fanatics! Welcome to SciTech Industries. Step into our lab and join us for an experiment or two! Worried about explosions? Don’t be! We’ve taken every precaution to ensure our students have a safe and educational experience. In case of emergencies that say, teleport one of us back to the Old West, we’ll just rebuild our time machine and get them back to the present lickety-split! A little bit of frontier frolicking never hurt a fly… we think! Of course, the last time our scientists traveled through time there were a few- minor- glitches... but, nothing to worry about! After all, surely they've worked out all the kinks by now. How many times can time travel go wrong?

Come along, little doggies, and join your favorite scientists for another unforgettable adventure through time and space: “Wild West!”, the final installment in CTHR’s Trilogy! series. For buckaroos of all ages (best enjoyed by cowpokes 4 and up).

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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CHASING MOTHER GOOSE
May 4, 2019

Written by Jessica Brooke Pinsky, Directed by Scott Quirk
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

The venerable poet Mother Goose currently presides over a library that houses every piece of literature in existence. Day and night she does her best to keep order and ensure peace among the shelves. But even under her no-nonsense watch, the books have a tendency to get out of hand. On a seemingly quiet night, the mad Hatter from Wonderland shows up, and when a copy of Moby Dick is returned with pages missing, Captain Ahab also arrives - to wreak vengeance on the creature that took his leg!

Mother Goose and the Hatter have no choice but to comb the other books for Ahab’s missing pages and put him back together before the library opens in the morning, all the while fleeing the amnesic Ahab on his misguided mission! This hilariously creative play, rich with audience interaction, literary celebrities, and touching moments, will delight audiences of all ages.

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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