The Grand to Present Monkey Baa Theatre's I AM JACK, 3/4

The Grand to Present Monkey Baa Theatre's I AM JACK, 3/4

The Grand 1894 Opera House's Serious Fun Children's Series presents Monkey Baa Theatre of Australia's "I Am Jack", Tuesday, March 4 at 10am. Best-selling author, educational specialist and most importantly Jack's mother-Susanne Gervay, tells the thought-provoking story about her son's experience with bullying.

Bullying can have a devastating effect on a child and the school community. "I Am Jack" is a journey based on real experiences and explores important ways to create a safer place. Jack is the main character who is a great kid: He tells jokes, annoys his sister, takes great photos and his Mum even says he is smart and clever. Then he was bullied at school and became really scared.

The story is a powerful way of developing understanding and strategies to stop bullying. Australia's Life Education believes "I Am Jack" celebrates kids. Unique, valuable kids who deserve the right to take pride in their own special qualities." Award-winning author and former content advisor to Sesame Street, Trudy Ludwig proclaims "I Am Jack "a sensitive and realistic portrayal of bullying."

Monkey Baa is an award-winning theatre and has established a fine reputation for producing vibrant, imaginative, relevant and sometimes downright silly productions. Adapting the very best of Australian children's literature for the stage, they are dedicated to working with young people. Their stimulating theatrical experience invites children to question, connect and encourage a greater understanding of the world and their place in it.

The children's series performances have been designated The Harris L. Kempner Children's Series in honor of Mr. Kempner's lifelong commitment to youth, education and The Grand's programming. They are supported in part by donations to the Grand's Permanent Fund in his memory. Additional support is provided by the following: Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust, The Commodore Hotel on the Beach, Jamail Galveston Foundation, Robert W. & Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation, Marathon Petroleum, Permanent Endowment Fund Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church ,Target, Saltwater Grill, Bush and Associates, Dr. James Grant, and Texas Commission on the Arts.

Tickets are $10 adult, $6 child and school groups are $5 per person with advance reservations. For information about this and other performances scheduled, please contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand's website at www.thegrand.com. The theatre, located at 2020 Postoffice Street in historic downtown, is recognized as "The Official Opera House of the State of Texas." All major credit cards accepted.

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