Lyric Arts presents ‘Revenge of the Space Pandas’

Lyric Arts is thrilled to produce its second annual Theater for Young Performers production: “Revenge of the Space Pandas.”

The show runs from April 28 to May 7. To reserve tickets for the production, contact the Lyric Arts box office at 763-422-1838 or visit www.lyricarts.org. Tickets range from $12 to $22.

The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. April 28; 2 p.m. April 29, April 30, May 6 and May 7; and again at 5 p.m. April 29.

Binky Rudich, his friend Viv and his almost-human sheep Bob tinker with a two-speed clock with the idea that, as Binky says, “Time on Earth moves at the same speed all the time, but there is another speed, a slower speed, and if we could find it, everything would stand still on Earth, and we would spin off.” And they do! To Crestview, Fourth World in the Goolagong System, ruled by George Topax and guarded by the Great Space Pandas.

Things really get exciting when the Supreme Ruler commands that Bob be brought to him, never again to leave Goolagong, and he steals the two-speed clock just to make sure.

Pulitzer-prize winning playwright David Mamet penned this colorful children’s sci-fi fantasy full of vibrant characters and hilarious dialogue perfectly suited to the theater’s second annual Theater for Young Performers production.

“As a first-time director for Lyric Arts, I am over the moon that I get to dig into David Mamet, who I consider to be one of the all-time heavyweight champion American playwrights,” said director Brian Proball. “Mamet is a master at creating dialogue that is both witty and challenging, and ‘Revenge of the Space Pandas’ is no exception. One of his only scripts for young audiences, Mamet’s sharp humor shines out of ‘Pandas’ as he creates a delightful, family-friendly journey through space.

About the Theater for Young Performers production program

Lyric Arts’ Theater for Young Performers production program focuses on providing important and challenging opportunities for performers, designers and theater technicians under the age of 18. From auditions to the final bow, the cast and crew in these shows experience what it’s like to participate as artists in their own right in the creation of a fully-realized theatrical production.

A dedicated team of professional designers, directors and technicians use their expertise to encourage young actors to explore their artistic voice and to discover more about themselves.

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