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The Story of Addy:An American Girl Comes to Life

1/22/2008
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Sioux Falls, SD (1/21/08)

– Coming to life on the stage of the Great Hall at the Washington Pavilion is Addy: An American Girl Story, presented by the Seattle Children’s Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for the Fri., Feb. 15, 2008 performance at 7 p.m.

Set on a North Carolina plantation in 1864, Addy: An American Girl Story brings to life the tale of a young girl and her mother who flee an oppressive life of slavery, enduring a terrifying separation from their family and the hardships of escape on their journey to freedom. Addy: An American Girl Story is based on the Addy book series by Connie Porter and adapted for the stage by celebrated African-American playwright Cheryl L.West. The Addy books are part of the popular American Girl series, a series that skillfully educates about history while showcasing the lives of eight American girls of different eras.

Founded in 1975, Seattle Children’s Theatre is one of the largest resident theatres for young audiences in North America. The company’s programs empower young people to make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them while building a lifelong interest in the arts. This performance is sponsored by Sioux Falls Ford. Recommended for audiences 8 years and older.

Tickets for this performance are $19, $29, $39 for adults and children

As part of the Addy: An American Girl Story presentation there is also the American Girl Sleepover on the same night as the performance. The sleepover will be held in the Kirby Science Discovery Center beginning at 6 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 15 and concluding on 9:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 16. Participants will attend the performance, participate in art activities, enjoy snacks and breakfast and explore the science center. It is recommended for grades 3-8. Tickets are $15 per child, $5 per adults and one adult chaperone is required per five children. The first 20 children purchasing tickets will receive a complimentary copy of Meet Addy, the first book in the Addy: American Girl series.

Also, on Sat., Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. Barnes and Noble and the Washington Pavilion Learning Center will host an American Girl Tea Party at Barnes and Noble. This is a free general admission event however pre-registration is required. Please call Barnes and Noble at (362) 362-1500.

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