The world premiere of Pip’s Island, an immersive theatrical event for families, begins performances November 12 for a limited eight-week engagement at the Skylight Modern event space in New York City.
“Blending brilliant artistry with the latest in modern technology, Pip’s Island,” according to press notes, “is an unparalleled experience which plays out differently with each 60-minute journey based on the wild imaginations of its enthusiastic young participants—the explorer, dreamer, artist, scientist and action-hero in your life—who are invited to take a direct part of the storytelling and help the Island’s inhabitants save the day!”
The brainchild of siblings Rania and Rami Ajami, Pip’s Island follows the history, mythology and adventures of a boy named Pip and his cohorts Pebble and Finn. The fantasy world has been created for groups of children ages 4-10 with hour-long immersive “expeditions.”
Graphic novels, web series, broadcast animated series, mobile apps and video games will be used to explore the story world using the fully developed visual language developed by the in-house animation team.
“Pip’s Island is about empowering children by giving experiences that will help them find the spark within,” said co-founder Rania Ajami. “During the adventure, each child explorer collects ‘sparks’ in the form of badges as he or she plays or completes tasks to advance in the story. To overcome obstacles and challenges, each player finds within him-or-herself the spark—the power to impact the world around them.”
Chelsea’s Skylight Modern is located at 537 West 27th Street. Tickets are on sale at PipsIsland.com or by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.