The Peoples Improv Theater Announces Extended Run of PLUTO IS MISSING! A Not-So-Planetary Musical
Originally set to close Dec. 17, "Pluto Is Missing!" will add performances through March 25, 2018.
PLUTO IS MISSING!, The Family-friendly musical comedy currently running at the Peoples Improv Theatre (PIT) in New York City, will have weekly performances added beginning January 21st, 2018, at 3pm.
With a successful stint underway, eight more performances of the show have been added for Winter 2018. Written, directed and produced by Emily Duncan and Chris Mann, the show builds on Pluto's real 2006 reclassification to dwarf planet, imagining the little planetoid's subsequent cosmic journey of self-discovery.
As Pluto (Mallory Wu) departs the solar system looking for a way to regain planet status, a pair of passionate astrophysicists (Duncan & Aria Shahghasemi) who have just launched the New Horizons probe fields the fallout on Earth. The story of Pluto's journey, created by Mann, was prompted by his desire to see smarter entertainment for the children in his family and by his lifelong fascination with outer space.
Blending fantasy with scientific fact, the show uses puppets, live music and animated visuals to engage the five-to-ten set, while adults will appreciate a witty script, catchy songs and pop culture references. Since its premiere in October, the show has been playing to crowds full of enthusiastic kids and parents. Member reviews on Show-Score.com have heralded it as, "Funny, absorbing, clever, delightful," and, "Well made and adorable."
PLUTO IS MISSING! is currently running at The PIT (123 E 24th St. in NYC) until December 17th, with new dates beginning January 21st, 2018. Winter performances run Sundays (with one Saturday show on February 3rd) at 3pm, January through March 25th, 2018. Tickets $20 via thepit-nyc.com, with group rates available. For additional information about tickets, contact The PIT at 212-563-7488 or email email@example.com. More information on the show at PlutoIsMissing.com.
The cast includes Calvin Cole, Alfonso Giansanti, Aria Shahghasemi, Mallory Wu, Chris Mann and Emily Duncan. Puppets designed by Julia Darden.