Thursday, July 6, 2017

How To Catch A Star at the Galway Arts Festival

The Galway International Arts Festival will soon be upon us offering two weeks of music, art, theatre, street performances...you name it, it will be happening in Galway. There will be something for everyone!
But there is one production that I am particularly excited about. Branar Téatar do Pháistí will be presenting (a World Premier, thank you very much!) How To Catch A Star, based on the beloved picture book by Oliver Jeffers.
Branar is a locally based theatre production company for children. In their own words,
"We strive for a simple, elegant form of theatre for young people, that achieves intricacy through the creative use of few means. A style that stimulates the ability to imagine and challenge, while opening a dialogue with our audiences and providing a catalyst for education."
http://branar.ie/
Their production of How To Catch A Star combines puppetry with an
original musical score to bring Oliver Jeffers first picture book (originally published in 2004) to life. Once there was a boy who loved the stars very much. One day, he decides to catch one and make friends with it. This is the story of his adventure and reminds us all to keep following our dreams, wherever they may lead. This is a non-verbal production and is recommended for audiences aged 4 +.
How To Catch A Star will be at the O'Donoghue Theatre NUI Galway from 18 through 28 July (no shows on 22-24 July). Check out the programme for times and booking information. And while you're at it, have a good look through the entire programme....as I said, something for everyone.
http://www.giaf.ie/events/howtocatchastar

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