New Jersey Stage

Friday, October 15, 2010

State Theatre presents Leo Lionni's Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch

(New Brunswick, NJ) -- On Halloween, the State Theatre presents Leo Lionni's Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 11am. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia transforms three of Leo Lionni's Caldecott Honor books into an enchanting theatrical experience for kids. Also, parents and kids can kick off their Halloween festivities with us by coming in costume to the show to receive free candy and goodies! Tickets range from $15-25.

Swimmy is the story of a tiny fish that uses ingenuity to fend off danger. In Frederick, a poetic mouse makes everyday life an artful experience. Finally, Inch by Inch features a lovable inchworm with a knack for measuring absolutely everything. The production incorporates an assortment of innovative puppetry styles, imaginative lighting techniques, and an original musical score.

About Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Founded in 1972, Mermaid Theatre's unique adaptations of children's literature have delighted more than four million young people on four continents. The company ranks among North America's most respected theatres for the young, and has won widespread recognition for its important ambassadorial role.

About the Author/Illustrator
As a child, Leo Lionni, born in Holland in 1919, taught himself to draw by copying the work of the masters in Amsterdam's museums. Following his immigration to the U.S. in 1939, he embarked on a highly successful career in the world of graphic design. Shortly before retiring, he turned to the creation of children's literature, a field in which he could combine his interests and talents in both applied and fine art. He subsequently earned worldwide popularity as the author and illustrator of more than 30 books, many of them translated into numerous languages. Among other honors, Leo Lionni was a four-time winner of the prestigious Caldicott Honor Book award. He died in Tuscany in 1999, at the age of 89, leaving a remarkable legacy for future generations.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517.

The State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people's lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre's programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. Continental Airlines is the official airline of the State Theatre. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. Magic 98.3 is the official radio station of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre.