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Theater Schmeater to Continue Free for the Family Series with RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY

Theater Schmeater continues its long running Free For the Family series of park shows with Raggedy Ann and Andy, by Patricia Thackray. A rag-tag band of discarded toys gather to find new children to be played with in this hilarious take on the Raggedy Ann and Andy children's books. Not just for children, Thackray's script includes problems and situations familiar to any adult, who will delight in the everyday humor-what do you do with a misplaced and lonely camel, for example?

Theater Schmeater's annual Free for the Family series of productions aims to instill a love of theater and performance in new audiences, young and old. Made possible by the generous support of The office of Arts and Culture and 4 Culture, Theater Schmeater's Free for the Family park shows have entertained audiences for the better part of two decades, and have become a summer tradition for many families.

Raggedy Ann and Andy features a talented cast of vagabond actors including Devon Allen, Aaron Allshouse, Geb Brown, Alysha Curry, Kirsten Deane, Mary Hould, Lauren Huston, Charlie Schuster, and Gary Zinter.

Set and props are designed by Kasia Rozenska. Costume design is by Samantha Hollsworth. The production is stage managed by SAmantha Wheeler, with help from the assistant stage manager Omar Forrest. The production is under the direction of Monica Wulzen.

Raggedy Ann and Andy opens at 5pm, Saturday July 9th as part of the Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival (http://greenstage.org/sotf/ ) and also plays on Sunday July 10th. Raggedy Ann and Andy continues on Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm at the Volunteer Park Amphitheater on July 16,17, 30, 31 and August 6, 7 13, and 14. On Sunday July 24th there will be a special performance at The Dunn Gardens at 2:30pm ( www.dunngardens.org). All performances are free. Suitable summer wear and snacks are recommended!

For more information about this or any other Theater Schmeater production please go to www.schmeater.org.


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