Segerstrom Center to Present 'MANXMOUSE,' 10/18-19

Segerstrom Center to Present 'MANXMOUSE,' 10/18-19

Meet Manxmouse, the loveable and distinct looking, one-of-a-kind mouse who lacks a tail, has bright blue fur and huge rabbit ears. Manxmouse does not mind being different and displays great confidence and bravery while setting out on an exciting new adventure and coming face to face with destiny. Based on the novel Manxmouse by Paul Gallico, Theatergroep Kwatta performs the delightful tale of Manxmouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear, making its North American debut at Segerstrom Center for the Arts October 18 & 19 in Samueli Theater.

During this exciting journey, Manxmouse encounters tigers and hawks, terrified elephants, fearsome foxes and scheming pet shop owners, but there is still someone he dreads and yet longs to meet more than anyone else. That someone, his fate, is...the Manx Cat. The play is performed by four talented actors, Remco Melles, Siem van Leeuwen, Hans Thissen and Steven Stavast, who juggle many roles and make clever use of everyday items to bring the story to life. Items as varying as, puppets, helmets, ping pong balls, recycle bins and even a roll of toilet paper. "Can you imagine falling totally in love with a blue mouse without a tail and with kangaroo-ears, in an hour? No, you can't? Then you don't know Kwatta's Manxmouse yet." - Theaterkrant.nl

Manxmouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear is recommended for children ages 4 - 8. Tickets are available now by subscribing to the 2014 - 2015 Family Series. Single tickets are $20 and will go on sale Sunday, September 7 at 10 a.m. PST and will be available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The performance on Sunday, October 19 at 1 p.m. will be sign-language interpreted.

There will be free pre-show creative play activities beginning one hour before each performance. The Center's Education and Community Programs Department offers these activities to provide young people and their families more opportunities to play creatively together. Studies show creative play is critical in helping children develop their ability to think and problem solve.

Theatergroep Kwatta is a Dutch professional youth theater company, established in Nijmegen in 2002, under the artistic direction of writer and director Josee Hussaarts. Kwatta plays in theaters throughout The Netherlands, at schools and on location. Kwatta creates theater that is accessible and authentic for everyone, especially for children from ages 4 - 12 and for youth, ages 12 - 16. Kwatta's plays are a mix of disciplines that include text, music, singing, animation and puppetry. The style of Kwatta is light and playful while still touching upon major themes. In January 2013, Kwatta's play Manxmouse won the IPAY Victor Award in Pittsburgh.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds The Charles & Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc. for its support of the Family Series. Kia is the Official Automotive Partner of the Center and United Airlines is the Official Airline of the Center. Parenting OC is the Media Partner of the Family Series.

To learn more about Segerstrom Center's 2014 - 2015 Family Series, please visit www.scfta.org/family.

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