The Rep’s Imaginary Theatre Company Offers Virtual Streaming Double Feature of ‘Tomás and the Library Lady’ and ‘Puss in Boots’
Wednesday | Mar. 2, 2022
ST. LOUIS (February 21, 2022) – The Rep’s Imaginary Theatre Company (ITC) is offering children and families the opportunity to experience the magic and fun of two of its productions with a dual Streaming OnDemand (SVOD) opportunity sponsored by The Bayer Fund. Purchasing this double feature provides access to watch virtual productions of Tomás and the Library Lady and Puss in Boots anytime from March 1 through April 15. Schools or organizations looking for more interactive activities can select the digital curriculum package at checkout for access to behind-the-scenes Q&As with the cast, study guides and more.
ITC is The Rep’s resident professional touring ensemble. Through the use of literature, folk tales, fairy tales and new adaptations of classic works, ITC is committed to bringing the very finest in theatre for young audiences to nearly 20,000 students each season.
The unfortunate conditions of the past 18 months paused ITC’s ability to tour, but not its ability to produce, therefore presenting a virtual 2021-2022 season.
"The production quality of our virtual ITC shows has changed the standard of our youth programming and speaks to our values of making sure the whole child feels seen and inspired,” said Adena Varner, Director of Learning and Community Engagement for The Rep. “The universal themes of survival, friendship, and beating the odds are woven into the storytelling quite beautifully. These two productions are designed to literally meet youth and their families where they are, and we are so proud that we could adapt our season to provide this dual streaming experience to our community."
About the Shows:
‘Puss in Boots,’ written by Jennifer Cameron with music by Nathan A. Roberts, is 50 minutes long and recommended for grades K-3. Everyone’s favorite feline fable is here to charm and beguile! The miller’s son is not finding life easy, with barely a penny to his name and no inheritance from his father, save for a useless cat and a pair of too-small boots. But this cat hides a secret: She can talk! And sing! And she has a plan to take them from the poorhouse to a princely castle. But how long can this extraordinary kitty keep up the ruse before the cat is out of the bag?
Tomás and The Library Lady, adapted by José Cruz Gonzalez from the book by Pat Mora, is 50 minutes long and recommended for grades 4-6. Dive into a fantastical world of books in this celebratory true story. As Tomás’ family heads north to Iowa for work, they find fewer and fewer people who speak their native language. Looking for a place to fit in, Tomás finds a new passion when he befriends a librarian who introduces him to the magical world of books. This enchanting story adventures through the pages of towering dinosaurs and ferocious tigers, igniting Tomás’ imagination and bringing the audience along for the ride.
The cost for the Streaming OnDemand double feature is $20 for the videos only and
$30 for the video and curriculum package. Visit repstl.org for more information or to purchase.
About The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
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