The start of a children’s series |

The start of a children’s series

The Center for the Arts 2008 Children’s Series begins this Saturday with “The Flow-ears From Wurdza.”

Performed by Touched by a Child, a non-profit counseling agency that gives show proceeds to help families in crisis, the puppets enact stories that show the difference between right and wrong using black light effects.

It was originally created and performed by Touched by a Child Dine and Shine Theater in Nevada City and is based on a story by Liz VonSeggen, Todd Liebenow, and Dave Privett from One Way Street, Inc. Productions, an organization that helps children recognize and put into practice the virtue of kindness.

Kathleen McVicker of Touched by a Child says the play begins with a scene in a ’50’s diner which is getting ready open for business as a dinner show.

Those working in the diner are unaware of the Flow-ears, flowers with ears, who have come from the planet Wurdza to visit Earth to find kind words for their king.

As the story unfolds the puppets realize, as does the audience, that words on the playground and with friends and family can either hurt or heal.

The Children’s Series is sponsored by Citizen’s Bank as affordable, child friendly shows the entire family can enjoy.

The next in the series is AirAligned’s aerial dance group with their youngest members performing on July 12 at 10 a.m.

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