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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

 

April 19 – May 17, 2015

 

Fourth grader Peter Hatcher has a terrible problem…his little brother Fudge!!  From the classic book by Judy Blume, this hilarious adaptation will play Sundays at 1pm and 4pm, April 19 – May 17.  Performances are at TALENTO BILINGUE DE HOUSTON (performances are in English), 333 S. Jensen Dr., Houston, TX  77003.  Ticket prices for public performances are $17 and $15.  Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office at 2540 Times Blvd. in Rice Village, via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at MainStreetTheater.com.  Group rates are available.  No children under 3 are admitted in the theater (including sleeping babies). 

Performances are also available for school matinees.  Call 713.524.9196 ext 101 or 102 or visit the website.

About Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Author Judy Blume

Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter feel like a fourth grade nothing! In this perennial favorite by Judy Blume, Fudge is an almost- three-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter’s had it up to here.  Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a humorous look at family life and the troubles that can only be caused by a younger sibling!  Recommended for Kindergarten and up.

Judy Blume grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey and graduated from New York University in 1961.  She has written numerous books, most of which are for children, but some of her novels are for adults.  More than 75 million copies of her books have been sold.

Says Blume of Tales…, “When I began to write, our babysitter, Willie Mae Bartlett, brought me an article from the newspaper about a toddler who swallowed a tiny pet turtle.  This was in the late sixties, when you could still buy turtles for pets.  Willie Mae thought the story might inspire me.  And it certainly did! …. I wrote the book, basing the character of Fudge on my son, Larry, when he was a toddler.”

About the Production

                Troy Scheid directs Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The cast includes Brittny Bush, Danny Dyer, Trevor Grace, Shane Manning, Brandon Morgan, Sarah Myers, Yemi Amori Otulana, and Rodrick Randall.

                The design team includes Claire A. “Jac” Jones (set design), Gregory Starbird (lighting design), Macy Lyne (costume design), Chris Bakos (sound design), and Rodney Walsworth (properties design).  Danielle Docwra is the Production Stage Manager. 

 

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                Main Street Theater was founded in 1975.  The organization currently produces plays at two locations, 2540 Times Boulevard in Rice Village and for the 2014-15 season only, our Theater for Youth is housed at Talento Bilingüe de Houston.  Our MainStage is in its 15th season operating under an Actors’ Equity Association union contract.  The MainStage features new works (including numerous world and regional premieres), rediscovered classics, passionate revivals, works by female playwrights, and neglected musicals in the intimate setting of our Rice Village location.  Our Theater for Youth is Houston’s most-attended theater for young audiences, serving over 138,000 children and families from the greater Houston area in school performances, weekend family matinees and tours to schools and community centers across the state of Texas.  Plays are selected based on literature children are reading at home or at school.  Our Education Department offers students a performing arts playground where professional theater artists serve as mentors.  In support of Main Street Theater’s mission, our Education Department provides a significant resource in the community for education in theater and classical theater for children, families and educators and provides classes and camps (on and off-site) as well as programs in residential treatment facilities for Harris County youth.

Main Street Theater is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theaters, of Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (formerly ASSITEJ), the world theatre network of theatre for children and young people, and a founding member of Houston Arts Partners.  MST’s MainStage operates under Actors’ Equity Association Small Professional Theater contract.  Main Street Theater is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

 

Photos are by RicOrnelProductions.com

Pictured in both photos L-R are Peter (Trevor Grace) and Fudge (Danny Dyer).