"The Island of Stray Cats" (A Series of CatAstrophes)

A theatrical production written by the New World Children's Theater

Friday, May 19 7:30pm
Saturday, May 20 7:30pm
Sunday, May 21 3:00pm

Performances at the African Community Theatre, Oscar Ritchie Hall, Terrace Dr., Kent State University main campus.

ADMISSION: $7.00 Adults. $5.00 Kids 12 and under

CONTACT: 330-673-4970 for more information.


Get Ready! Get Set! Here comes another lively and truly comical production by The New World Children's Theatre. What happens when an Ohio family wins a prize giveaway contest that sends them on a trip to Hawaii? Who, or what, could possibly save them when the plane crashes into the ocean? Will the ruthless scientist on the island enslave them and force them to clean up all the cat litter? Or will the owner of the Cheescake Factory hire them all as workers so as to keep up with all the cheesecake orders on the island? Find out the answers to these questions at the African Community Theatre on the campus of KSU beginning May 19th. Caution, random acts of singing and dancing are committed during this performance.

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About the New World Children's Theater

The New World Children's Theater has its roots in the New World Puppet Theater, which began at the North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St., in Kent, Ohio. It Was January, 1993. At this time it was made up primarily of homeschooled children who helped make and operate the puppets. Throughout the years, as the kids grew, public schooled children joined in the productions. The only requirement for particpation was an active imagination. Eventually, the kids outgrew the puppets, and the ensemble became the New World Children's Theater, which produced 16 plays from 1994 to 2002. An emphasis on original creative playwrighting has been the tradition. We have also tried to use recycled materials in building our sets and props. The kids are involved every step of the way. Not only does this foster an understanding of a sustainable planet, but it also provides us with an understanding of working with limited resources.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is happy to announce that we have received a grant from The Ohio Arts Council toward our New World Children's Theatre program. The grant will help us in the areas of instructor fees, production/space rental, outside artistic fees, and marketing and publicity. THANK YOU to the OAC !