Center Valley, PA— Complete with sock puppets, sing-a-longs, and the Shakespeare Hokey-Pokey, Shakespeare for Kids, written by Erin Sheffield and composed by Andrew Kane, opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival July 24 and runs through August 3 at 10am on the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.
Ideal for children ages 4 to 10, Shakespeare for Kids (S4K) is a high-energy one-hour production designed for children to actively experience Shakespeare’s vibrant language and characters. Using a combination of songs, puppets, and scenes from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, S4K provides families with the opportunity to introduce their children to Shakespeare in a welcoming, kid-friendly environment.
“Shakespeare’s tragedies teach us great lessons about right and wrong and most importantly how to be a good friend to your family and community,” says Director Matt Pfeiffer. “In S4K we use some of the scary elements of Macbeth to have fun and play, hopefully providing kids a chance to get Shakespeare’s medicine with just the right amount of sugar.”