Ocean State Theatre to Continue Family Fun Fest with THUNDER AND POTATOES

Ocean State Theatre to Continue Family Fun Fest with THUNDER AND POTATOESOcean State Theatre Company continues its Family Fun Fest with the tall tales, legends, jokes, songs, proverbs, riddles, rhymes and games, which mix together to create the family-friendly play with songs, Thunder and Potatoes, which will be presented at Ocean State Theatre for one performance only on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00 am.

What in TARNATION?!? Drawing inspiration from everyday life, Thunder & Potatoes is tales and legends, anecdotes and songs, tunes, dances, and games. It's proverbs and sayings, and rhymes and riddles! It's the lore of special regions and special places. It's the belief and wisdom that comes with living. It's all the little practices and gestures and ceremonies of daily life. Join us for a mythical journey into the frontier and the lives of legends like Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Calamity Jane and John Henry. Audience participation includes being a part of the boasting competition, the pie eatin' contest, or the world famous on-stage jug band! Stop on by and sit a spell. We'll spin some yarns, boast a bit, and share the tradition.

Directed by Director of Educational Programming and Community Outreach, Jason Loete, this delightful production will be performed by Ocean State Theatre Company's OSTeenCo., which was created to provide an opportunity for teen actors to benefit from a professional theatre experience, culminating in the performance of two productions, which are part of OSTC's 2016-17 Family Fun Fest. This year's OSTeenCo features the talents of Douglas Meeker and Haley Pine of Barrington; Kate Marshall Fitzgerald, Abigail McMahon, Lily McMahon, Mary Mullane and Eva Senerchia of Warwick; Timothy Neal Fine and Bryn ElizaBeth Martin of North Kingstown; and Grant Whitney of East Greenwich.

Thunder and Potatoes will be presented on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00 am. The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. Single tickets are $10.00 each with packages of three Family Fun Fest shows or more for $8.00 per ticket. Discount rates are available for groups of 20 or more by calling (401) 921-1777 x112. Tickets are on sale at the box office Monday through Friday from 12 noon - 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 12 noon - 4:00 pm, and from 12 noon until curtain time on performance days. Tickets are also available online 24 hours a day at www.OceanStateTheatre.org and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (401) 921-6800.

Introduce your child to the magic of live theatre at Ocean State Theatre!

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is a professional not-for-profit regional theatre whose mission is to preserve and pass on the tradition of live, professional theatre - including the American musical - and to pursue avenues of enrichment and education for the benefit of the state of Rhode Island and the surrounding region through the theatre arts. OSTC, which re-opened and ran the historic Theatre By The Sea in Matunuck, RI from 2007-2012 and began producing shows in Warwick, RI in 2012, is an IRS designated not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Pictured: Teen Company: (back row from left) Bryn ElizaBeth Martin, Timothy Neal Fine, Douglas Meeker, Lily McMahon, Abby McMahon; (middle row from left) Mary Mullane, Eva Senerchia, Grant Whitney, Kate Marshall Fitzgerald; (front on floor) Haley Pine.

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