Sunday, July 1, 2012


photo - pushcart RRHA PLAY FACTORY 2012
WHEN: “Stone Soup…and other stories” will be on Wednesday, July 18, at 11:00 AM and “Little Red Riding Hood” plays on Wednesday, July 25, at 11:00 AM

WHERE: Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union (Kean University)
TICKETS: Standard tickets for both performances are $15, with group rates available for parties of 20 or more.
For further information visit or call Kean Stage box office at 908.737.7469. For group sales contact Paul Whelihan, audience services director at 908.737.4077 or

Stone Soup is a familiar brew of favorite tales from around the world will delight audiences from all walks of life, at all ages,” said Ruth Fost, the co-founder and artistic director of Pushcart Players. “It’s a charming, well-seasoned blend of folk tales that emphasize the joy of reading.” Dynamic, participatory and filled with zesty entertainment, "Stone Soup..." is on the gourmet menu list of "not to be missed" family audiences everywhere.

“In this fast-paced, frenetic world, isn’t it comforting to know that some things never change?” said Fost when asked about Little Red Riding Hood.  “One of them is the joy and enchantment of stories that begin with ‘Once upon a time.’ The  timeless tales of ‘Princess and the Pea,’ ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes,’ ‘Red Riding Hood’ and ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ are dressed with a twinkle, a grin and a contemporary spin in this enchanting production.”

Pushcart Players is an award-winning professional theatre and arts-in-education company for young audiences. Pushcart programs offer the finest artists and arts educators available in the field, bringing the best of theatre arts to young viewers in schools and local theatres with 38 years of excellence in theatre arts programming for young audiences.

Premiere Stages is co-sponsored by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Major funding support is also provided by Bank of America and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  Additional support has been provided by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest of NJ, The HMS Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, The F. M. Kirby Foundation, The George A. Ohl Jr. Trust Foundation, Prudential Foundation, and The Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement.

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