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THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS PERFORM THE GREAT MUMMY ADVENTURE MARCH 21 AND APRIL 18Share

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Press Contacts: Anne Scher/Alex Wittenberg, 212.423.3271, pressoffice@thejm.org

TWO DAYS, FOUR SHOWS
THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS PERFORM
THE GREAT MUMMY ADVENTURE
AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM
MARCH 21 AND APRIL 18 AT 11:30 AM AND 2 PM


New York, NY - The Paper Bag Players will present four shows of The Great Mummy Adventure, a theater production for families, at The Jewish Museum on two Sundays: March 21 and April 18 at 11:30 am and 2 pm. This performance includes both new material and classic Paper Bag Players songs. From a journey to the land of the pharaohs in search of a mummy named Shirley and a story of a postman who dreams he’s a butterfly, to a picnic that turns into a dance-a-thon with the audience joining in and a paint-flying musical finale, The Great Mummy Adventure offers a mix of stories, music, painting, paper bag costumes and audience participation.

The Great Mummy Adventure was created by Ted Brackett, Laura Canty-Samuel, John Stone, Kevin Richard Woodall and Judith Martin; and is directed by Ted Brackett, with music composed and performed by John Stone. Ted Brackett, Laura Canty-Samuel, Kevin Richard Woodall, and Amy Walsh are cast members.

Tickets are $20 per adult; $15 per child; $17 adult Jewish Museum family level member; and $13 child Jewish Museum family level member. This theater performance is for children age 4 and up. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information regarding family programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for programs at The Jewish Museum can be purchased online at the Museum’s web site, www.thejewishmuseum.org.

The Paper Bag Players, called “the leading U.S. theater company for kids” by People Magazine, and founded in 1958 by Judith Martin, are a company of adults who create and perform original theater for children ages 4 through 9. Their shows combine short plays, dances, audience participation, mime, painting and drawing on stage, and ragtime music played live at every performance. The subject matter of the shows reflects a child's everyday experiences with a dash of the fantastic thrown in. Common household objects, cardboard boxes and brown kraft paper brightened with poster paint and crayon, become their sets, props and costumes. The Paper Bag Players have received numerous awards including an OBIE (the only children's theater to be so honored) and two American Theater Wing Awards, and were the first children's theater to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Based in New York, the Paper Bag Players have performed in 37 states and toured internationally, and have been seen by over five million children.

PLEASE NOTE: Digital images available upon request.

The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education’s school and family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. We thank the following for their generosity: The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, Estate of Lore Ross, the Kekst Family, MetLife Foundation, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Alpern Family Foundation, The Pumpkin Foundation at the request of Joseph H. and Carol F. Reich, L’Oreal USA, Inc., Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, Mary Raymond, Michael Tuch Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Jewish Community Youth Foundation, The Jewish Museum Volunteer Organization, and other donors. We gratefully acknowledge public support from: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick, Council Member James F. Gennaro, the Office of Council Member Mark Weprin, the Office of Council Member Brad Lander, the Office of Council Member Karen Koslowitz, and other City Council Members.


About The Jewish Museum

Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent United States institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objects—paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.


General Information

Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum’s website at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.


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