Adventure Theatre is known for it’s children’s productions, and the African Continuum Theatre is the only professional (African American) theatre company in Washington, DC have joined forces for Black History Month and will present a family production of “MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND”, based on the book by Patricia C. McKissack, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
The performance will take place in Glen Echo, Maryland at Adventure Theatre from January 24-February 13 and at Atlas Performing Arts Center as part of the Intersections Festival: A New America Arts Festival, February 25-March 13, 2011.
A free special community event at The Atlas Performing Arts Center on February 26, 2011, at 2:30 pm will feature a cakewalk and dance demonstration, lesson and mock-cake-walk competition, as well as a meet and greet with Author Patricia McKissack and Illustrator Jerry Pinkney. Washington DC’s own Cake Love will also be part of the day with a special Mirandy and Brother Wind cake.
Who will take the cake? Why, Mirandy of course. The junior cake walk happens soon and Mirandy needs a dance partner. Who can high step and kick the best? Why Brother Wind! But how can Mirandy captured him? Grandmother Beasley says, “Can’t nobody put shackles on Brother Wind, chile. He be special. He be free.” Leave it to Mirandy, she’ll catch him; she’ll grab hold of that Brother Wind and win that delicious cake! Through her journey to capture Brother Wind, Mirandy learns something special – freedom and kindness.
Another note about this fantastic production, they’ll hold a special Sensory/Autism Friendly & American Sign Language Performance on Sunday, February 13th at 2pm.
Tickets for the Glen Echo performances can be purchased through the box office by calling 301.634.2270 or online at www.adventuretheatre.org. Tickets for the Atlas Performing Arts Center can be purchased through the box office by calling 202-399-7993 or online at www.atlasarts.org. Tickets are $15 each. Group rates are also available. Children under the age of 1 are free.