This past weekend, my daughter and I had the immense pleasure to see the Pollyanna Theatre production of The Family of Ree based on the children’s books by Scott E. Sutton. A fantastical story of a rat marooned from another world seeking a new home for his society. He is introduced to a colorful array of characters that include wizards and fun creatures called Ploots. Below is a glimpse into Sutton’s vision for this world:
Pollyanna’s artistic team was really faithful. The set was colorful and lush. Flying creatures were brought to life by a collection of puppets presented by two multi-tasking actors. Here is the oh-so talented cast with Mr. Sutton on the stage of the Long Center.
Pretty fabulous, right?
This company produces such high quality shows. As a former childrens theatre actress, I have seen (and frankly participated in) really bad theatre. Pollyanna is out there creating well-produced pieces centering around strong stories with a message. My children always enjoy their shows and here’s the kicker… so do I! They truly are my favorite theatre company in Austin!
After the show, there was a Pay What You Wish Party. Here is my daughter with the cast.
And she got to meet Mr. Sutton who autographed her book…
Finally, what can make a girl happier than a juice box and a wizard hat?
Personally, I can’t wait until May to see the next show, Plus Meets Minus! I hope you will join me. It is sure to be loads of fun!!!
The Pollyanna Theatre provided me with tickets to review the show. The opinions represented are all mine.