Coeurage Theatre Hosts ART IN THE PARK in Conjunction with THE YELLOW BOAT Today

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, has announced Art in the Park, a special event for kids and families today, May 17 at 6pm prior to the 8:00 curtain for that evening's performance. Art in the Park is being held in conjunction with the critically acclaimed Coeurage production of David Saar's The Yellow Boat. Directed by Joseph V. Calarco, the play's engagement runs through Saturday, May 25 only.

Kids and families are invited to join Coeurage company members to explore their creative sides. Right outside the doors of the GTC Burbank Theatre there will be crayons, watercolors, markers, and other art supplies. Participants who choose to draw or paint red, blue, or yellow boats (themes of the play) will be asked to display their creations in the theatre lobby. All will join in the creation of a paper banner which Coeurage will present to the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California in celebration of their partnership on this production of The Yellow Boat.

Art in the Park activities will be Hemophilia safe, arranged to avoid the possibility of bruising and cuts. Since 1954, the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California has been providing quality programs and services to individuals affected by Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Currently, HFSC offers assistance in many areas such as medic alert sponsorship, emergency financial aid, individual and family counseling, case management, seminars and advocacy, as well as many youth-focused programs. For more information, visit

Based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son Benjamin, The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child's life and the strength and courage of all children. The play celebrates the value of living life fully and richly in the moment, and with playfulness and creativity explores real people overcoming very real fears. The show is recommended for kids over age eight, parents, and families.

Of the production, Jason Rohrer at said, "Coeurage is their name, and coeurage is in their hearts. [This show] talks up to its audiences, and it illustrates why theatre exists in the first place."

The cast of The Yellow Boat features (in alphabetical order) Katelyn Gault, Ivy Khan, Cody Klop, TJ Marchbank, Joseph O'Malley, Kurt Quinn, Joey Nicole Thomas, and Malika Williams. The production design is by Tito Fleetwood Ladd, costume design is by Marcy Hiartzka, and sound design is by Joseph V. Calarco. Original music is by Gregory Nabours, and choreography is by Janet Roston.

The running schedule for The Yellow Boat is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm through May 25 only. Running time is 80 minutes. All seats are available on a Pay What You Want basis and may be reserved online at or by calling (323) 944-2165. GTC Burbank is located at 1100 W. Clark Avenue in Burbank, 91506. Street parking is available.

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