Over the past several months I've been speaking with Lynda Burgess, founder of the Acton Cooperative Theater in Acton, MA, about my new children's play Why Penguins Can't Fly, and Other Tales of Antarctica. She's been very interested in the piece and wanted to do a performance of it at this summer's festival of the Consortium of Boston Area Children's Theatres (CBACT). Registration for the kids has been open for a little while now, and I just spoke with Lynda today who confirmed that the show is a go! While I won't be able to make it out myself for the July 15th performance (really, what ever happen to reasonably priced airfare?), they will be videotaping the performance and I'll be excited to see what they do with the piece (which I can then tweak for this December's production at Hawkeye Community Theatre in Fort Dodge, Iowa). In speaking with Lynda, the passion that she and the rest of her team have for this show is both inspiring and humbling; I know they'll do a fantastic job with it. I'm also excited by the idea of the show being performed in front of representatives of children's theaters across the Boston area!
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