Third Annual "Kid's Week at the Theatre" in L.A., April 30- May 7

News   Third Annual "Kid's Week at the Theatre" in L.A., April 30- May 7 A.S.K. Theatre Projects and Theatre League Alliance of Southern California have announced that the third annual "Kid's Week at the Theatre" is scheduled for April 30-May 7, 2000. For eight days participating theatres throughout L.A. County will offer free tickets, backstage tours, open rehearsals, and hands-on workshops for children under 18.

A.S.K. Theatre Projects and Theatre League Alliance of Southern California have announced that the third annual "Kid's Week at the Theatre" is scheduled for April 30-May 7, 2000. For eight days participating theatres throughout L.A. County will offer free tickets, backstage tours, open rehearsals, and hands-on workshops for children under 18.

The promotion originated as part of a national movement that started in New York ("Kid's Night on Broadway"). But in L.A., A.S.K. Theatre Project and Theatre L.A. expanded on the concept, creating a unique collaboration among both large and small theatres county-wide. At last year's event, kids were given up to two free tickets with the purchase of one adult ticket to 25 different plays, and they were also treated to a host of workshops, open houses, and full theatrical productions created especially for Kid's Week. The L.A. Public Library came on board as a partner, distributing schedules at all 68 branches and providing linked reading lists.

This year's event is supported in part by a grant from the California Community Foundation.

For information call either (213) 614-0556 or (310) 478-3200.

-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent