The New Victory Theater Presents
At the New 42nd Street Studios
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company’s
Andy Manley’s Award-Winning Production for Preschoolers is Back by Popular Demand November 4-22, 2015
New York, NY (October 7, 2015) – After a sold-out presentation by The New Victory and a Drama Desk nomination in 2011, Cotton and Wrinkle are bringing the magic of White back to New York’s little theatergoers. A work of modern theater for ages two to five, White is the story of a monochromatic world turned upside down when pops of color suddenly appear. The New Victory presentation of White will run at the New 42nd Street Studios from November 4-22.
The careful custodians of a colorless world full of birdsong and birdhouses, Cotton and Wrinkle work hard to hide every hint of hue. But like a bolt out of the blue, little bits of color appear and their orderly lives are thrown into a fantastic frenzy. The first show for children under five from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed Catherine Wheels Theatre Company (Hansel and Gretel, New Vic 2009; Lifeboat, New Vic 2007; Martha, New Vic 2001), White was created with wit and whimsy by Andy Manley (The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk, New Vic 2014; My House, New Vic 2009) and designed with chromatic brilliance by Shona Reppe (Potato Needs a Bath, New Vic 2011; Cinderella, New Vic 2009). The production made its U.S. premiere at The New Victory and became the first show for the very young ever to receive a Drama Desk nomination.
White originally premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010, winning the Scotsman Fringe First, Herald Angel and Total Theatre Award for Physical/Visual Theatre. The following year, White won Best Children’s Production at the 2011 Theatre Awards UK and three Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (Best Production for Children and Young People, Best Design and Best Technical Presentation), picking up three of the ten awards available as the most lauded production of the year. Tours throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand soon followed, including runs at the Sydney Opera House, London’s Southbank Centre, Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, and the New Zealand International and Auckland Arts Festivals.
Public Performance Schedule: 30 performances
Wednesday November 4 1pm
Thursday November 5 1pm
Friday November 6 1pm
Saturday November 7 10am, 1pm, 4pm
Sunday November 8 10am, 1pm, 4pm
Wednesday November 11 10am, 1pm
Thursday November 12 1pm
Friday November 13 10am, 1pm
Saturday November 14 10am, 1pm, 4pm
Sunday November 15 10am, 1pm, 4pm
Wednesday November 18 1pm
Thursday November 19 1pm
Friday November 20 10am, 1pm
Saturday November 21 10am, 1pm, 4pm
Sunday November 22 10am, 1pm, 4pm
White has a running time of 40 minutes with no intermission and is recommended for ages two through five.
Tickets for White at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) are General Admission and cost $13 for New Victory Members with full price tickets starting at $20.
Tickets are available online (NewVictory.org) and by telephone (646.223.3010). The New Victory Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street) will be open Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm.
Theatergoers who buy tickets for three or more New Victory shows qualify for free Membership benefits, including locked-in discount ticket prices, free unlimited exchanges (up to 48 hours in advance) and access to a first-look purchase period for newly added performances.
About Catherine Wheels Theatre Company
Founded in 1999 by artistic director Gill Robertson, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company is one of Scotland’s most prolific creators of work for children and young people. To date they have produced 23 original productions, which have toured in Scotland, across Europe and internationally. The company has received 12 celebrated awards and 15 nominations, including numerous Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, two prestigious Drama Desk Award nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience and a Helpmann Award nomination (Australia’s version of the Tony Awards). Catherine Wheels Theatre Company was the first Scottish children’s theater company to perform at Australia’s Sydney Opera House, and has now played at this iconic arts venue four times.
About The New Victory Theater
This year, the New Victory celebrates its 20th Anniversary season of bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids as New York City’s premier theater devoted to the highest quality performing arts for kids and families. Serving the community in all its diversity, The New Victory Theater on 42nd Street presents theater, dance, circus, opera and music from around the world at affordable ticket prices. In addition to its public performances, the New Vic is also the largest provider of live performance to NYC school kids, serving 40,000 youth through more than 200 schools, after school programs and day camps each year. The New Victory has been recognized for its contributions to the cultural landscape of the city. Awards include a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award presented by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities for the New Victory Usher Corps, which provides paid employment to approximately 50 NYC teens each year, the national Arts Education Award from Americans for the Arts and a Special Award from The Drama Desk for “providing enchanting, sophisticated children’s theater that appeals to the child in all of us, and for nurturing a love of theater in young people.”
About The New 42nd Street
Founded in 1990, The New 42nd Street is an independent nonprofit organization charged with the continuous cultural revival of 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Committed to the transformational power of the arts, The New 42nd Street builds on the foundation of seven historic theaters to make extraordinary performing arts and cultural engagement part of everyone’s life. The New 42nd Street fulfills this purpose by ensuring the ongoing vibrancy of 42nd Street’s historic theaters; maintaining and fully using the New 42nd Street Studios and The Duke on 42nd Street to support performing artists in the creation of their work; and through The New Victory Theater, New York’s premier theater for kids and families.
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