Treehouse Shakers Presents OLIVE & PEARL for Ages 2-5

Olive & Pearl, for ages 2-5 and their families, tells the story of a young girl, Olive, who is raised by her Granny, Pearl. Centered on thematic elements of home, and what a home means, young audiences are invited into a cozy and gentle world, rich with sensory experiences. The story follows Olive throughout her day, as she is affectionately taken care of by her grandmother. Granny Pearl builds fires, warms tea, makes meals, has a comforting lap to tell stories on and safe arms to rock Olive to sleep.

Throughout their day the characters play, go on an imaginary journey to the moon, sing songs, and dance. Puppets, who reinforce the imagery of home, create additional characters; there is a mouse in it's hole, and a fish in its' water bowl and fairies in their tree. Home is not only the structure of one's house, but the place one longs for to feel safety, love and warmth. Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, Olive & Pearl is performed through beautiful puppetry, dance and an original live music score inspired by melodies of Bluegrass, Irish Fiddle, and traditional lullabies. A first introduction into live theatre, Olive & Pearl is both a mirror and a window, for the very young child, into what is the meaning of home. Perfect for the Family!

Treehouse Shakers' Olive & Pearl, Written & Co-Directed By Mara McEwin Choreographed & Co-Directed By Emily Bunning with Live Music By Anthony Rizzo

May 4-8, 2017 @11am, BAM Fisher (Hillman Studio), 321 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11217

Transportation: B, D, N Q, R, 2, 3, 4 or 5 Train Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center

All Tickets: $20 General Audience, $30 Premium Seating, Student & Group Rates Available

Info: (212) 715-1914, http://www.treehouseshakers.com

Purchase Tickets: http://oliveandpearl16.bpt.me

Written By: Mara McEwin

Choreographed By: Emily Bunning
Performers: Miranda Wilson & Katie Montoya
Live Music By: Anthony Rizzo
Puppets & Costumes By: Patti Gilstrap

Scenic Design By: Lauren Rockman

Lighting By: Ben Ehrenreich

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature, and Individual Contributions to Treehouse Shakers. This event is presented by Treehouse Shakers. Regular BAM house and ticketing policies may not apply.

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