Trinity Rep to Host Fun-Filled Season Kick-Off Party

Trinity Rep to Host Fun-Filled Season Kick-Off Party

Trinity Rep invites the public to celebrate the upcoming theater season at its third annual Season Kick-Off Party, Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 12:00 - 7:00 pm.

Full of games, crafts, shopping, performances, and food, the event offers theater fans and families the opportunity to gather at Trinity Rep to connect with one other and artists to kick-off the upcoming season.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St. in Providence, and in the adjacent Adrian Hall Way. For more information, visit www.trinityrep.com.

Outdoors on Adrian Hall Way between 12:00 - 3:00 pm, the party includes games including Giant Jenga and Connect Four, face painting and stage make-up effects, and food trucks. A pop-up outdoor shopping market from The Providence Flea will also fill Adrian Hall Way at this time, filled with local vendors and community members. Free interactive instruction installations will also take place including Make-Your-Own Comic Books with Dean Surdarsky, Tap Dancing with Orlando Hernández, Herbs and Smudge Sticks with Rachel Playe, Active Games and Singing with Vatic Kuumba, and Color Book Mural-Making with Walker Mettling. Artist performances will be happening throughout Adrian Hall Way between 12:00 - 3:00 pm.

Inside the Trinity Rep building, staff will be offering free building tours every hour on the hour through 6:00 pm, a bar open for purchase for drinks from 12:00 - 7:00 pm, and a special Props and Costume Sale from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Members of the Trinity Rep acting company and the artistic staff will offer a special sneak peek performance of the upcoming Trinity Rep season in the Chace Theater from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

"The fall is such a special time in Providence - everyone is savoring the last days of good weather, the students come back, and the theaters launch their seasons! We love celebrating the in-coming year of creativity with artists and audiences from across the city and state," says Community Engagement Coordinator Rebecca Noon. "This year's party is happening primarily outside on Adrian Hall Way, and we're inviting lots of different kinds of interactive artists to make it really lively, theatrical, and great for people of all ages. The Providence arts community is incredibly creative and inventive, and so I know it's going to be kind of outrageous and super fun."

Performing participants include DJ Jerediah Gonzalez, Arte Latino of New Englad (ALNE), Head Trick Theater, OUT LOUD Theatre, Stray Creatives, Swamp Meadow Community Theatre, Tenderloin Opera Company, The Players, theater of bewilderment, Y Sabes Quien Es? Iris Yunette/Grupo Arcoiris, Spectrum Theatre Ensemble, and Trinity Rep. Performers and groups are subject to change.

Rhode Island's Tony Award-winning theater, Trinity Rep has created unparalleled professional theater for and with its community since its founding in 1963. Trinity Rep strives to facilitate human connection and has been a driving force behind the creativity that fuels and defines the region for more than 50 years.

Trinity Rep is committed to reinventing the public square and inspiring dialogue by creating emotionally-stimulating live productions that range from classical to contemporary and innovative education programs for all ages and abilities. Its annual production of A Christmas Carol has brought families together for 40 years and made memories for over a million audience members.

Subscriptions for the 2017-18 season now on sale. The season includes Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau, Into the Breeches! by George Brant, Othello by William Shakespeare, Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías, and Ragtime by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep's website at www.TrinityRep.com.

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