Feb. 5-6: Imago Brings Family-Friendly Frogz to Weis Center for Evening Performance, Schools Matinee

Imago Theatre will bring its kid-friendly production, Frogz, to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. There will also be a special matinee for schools and homeschool families (groups of 10 or more) in the Weis Center on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m.

The family discovery performance is suggested for ages 4 and older. The run time is an hour and 25 minutes and includes one 15-minute intermission.

The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Public Library for Union County. Patrons are encouraged to come early Feb. 5 for free kids’ activities from the library in the Atrium from 6 to 7 p.m.

Frogz put Imago on the international map. The simplicity and the charm of the show catapulted the production to two Broadway runs at the acclaimed New Victory Theatre in 2000 and 2002.

The New York Times raved “A mastery of mime, dance and acrobatics.”

Since 1979, Imago has been creating transformative theatre that crosses boundaries traditionally associated with language, age and the physical realm. The company’s trademark style — which combines masks, dance and slapstick with witty social commentary on the human condition — is the direct result of more than 30 years of study, development and practice. Not easily pigeonholed, Imago has repeatedly proven unique in its ability to create both popular family-oriented fare as highly regarded as its critically acclaimed, and ambitious, productions for adults.

The Boston Globe says, “Rare theatrical event, a family-friendly entertainment, lively, inventive, remarkably acrobatic, mysterious, deeply satisfying, sensational, thrilling, hysterical, truly goofy fun … now that’s entertainment.”

Tickets for the Feb. 5 public performance are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62+, $10 for youth 18 and under, $10 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). They can be purchased online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

The matinee is suggested for ages 4 and older and the run time is 60 minutes with no intermission.  Tickets are $6 for students and chaperones are free. The matinee is for groups of 10 or more only, with all seats being general admission seating. Advance reservations and payment are required. Indicate any accessibility needs at time of reservation. Groups can make a reservation by contacting Lisa Leighton at 570-577-3727 or Lisa.Leighton@Bucknell.edu, and then making advance payment to the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

The schools matinee is sponsored, in part, by the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library in Northumberland.

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