What does it take to save a community at risk of going extinct? Mt. Cressy, a town once bright with color and buzzing with activity, is in danger of dying to to a devastating drought. Now, it's up to newcomers Lily and Brian, and their new friends (Micky, the twelve-year-old private investigator and Arlo, who's "allergic to outside") to crack Mt. Cressy's oldest mystery and breathe new life into the town. Commissioned for Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Program, Four Found a Mountain is a Goonies-esque adventure story for all ages.
Come early and enjoy an interactive lobby experience!
In preparation for producing Four Found a Mountain, ETP/NW teaching artists spent months conducting residencies in Jade/Lents area schools and residential care facilities. Through theater, creative writing, and music, students from grade school to high school explored the meaning and value of community, discussed problems specific to their own neighborhood and school communities, and expressed their hopes and visions for the future. Residencies in aging care facilities engaged elders by using memories and storytelling to understand the value of history in our communities' foundation and future. The lobby will feature student poster art, an audio installation of elder care residents, a photo gallery and an interactive map of the Jade/Lents neighborhood, and various activities designed to spark dialogue around the play's themes.
Four Found a Mountain will perform at the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (8114 SE Division Street) with the following schedule:
- Saturday, September 24 at 2:00pm
- Saturday, September 24 at 5:00pm
- Sunday, September 25 at 2:00pm
Admission is free, and all ages are encouraged to attend!