The Cat in the Hat calendar listing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2013

CALENDAR LISTING
Family Event, Theater/Performing Arts

WHAT
The Cat in the Hat

WHO
Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Presented by Marin Theatre Company
Adapted by Katie Mitchell | Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Directed by Erin Merritt
Originally produced by National Theatre of Great Britain

WHEN
August 10–18, 2013

Performance Days
Sat, 8/10 and 8/17, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Sun, 8/11 and 8/18, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

WHERE
Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue | Mill Valley, CA 94941

ABOUT
On a cold, cold day too wet to play, Sally (and her brother too) had nothing to do, but sit sit sit. And they did not like it. But then with a BUMP, that made them both jump, appeared The Cat in a Hat! And just like that, Sally and her brother had games to play and a lot of good tricks to pass the day. Their mother won't mind at all, and the mess will be small... Or should they listen to the wish of their responsible pet fish and send this mischievous cat away?

Experience the Dr. Seuss classic live on stage! The first show in MTC’s NEW! Theater Series for Young Audiences.

Eight shows only | Recommended for ages 3 and up | 45 minutes, no intermission

TICKETS
Tickets for individual performances go on sale July 2 – $15 for children under the age of 14, $20 for adults and $17 for seniors over 64. Discounts available for groups of fifteen or more. All tickets are available online (tickets.marintheatre.org/) and through MTC’s Box Office by phone, (415) 388-5208, or in person, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley (Tuesday–Saturday, noon–5:00 p.m.).

Five-show, full-series packages to MTC’s theater series for young audiences are available now – $75 for children and $100 for adults. Full-series packages are not available online. Purchase through MTC’s Box Office by phone, (415) 388-5208, or in person, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley (Tuesday–Saturday, noon–5:00 p.m.)

Tickets for MTC’s theater series for young audiences are only available through MTC’s Box Office – BACT’s four-show Flex Passes are not applicable for MTC performances.

CONTACT
marintheatre.org | (415) 388-5208 | boxoffice@marintheatre.org

ABOUT MTC’S THEATER SERIES FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
In 2013, Marin Theatre Company launched its first theater series for young audiences. Featuring five productions in MTC’s 99-seat Lieberman Theatre and 231-seat Boyer Theatre, the season includes four Bay Area Children’s Theatre productions – The Cat in the Hat, A Year with Frog and Toad, Mercy Watson to the Rescue and Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, the Musical – and an MTC production of Rapunzel. Previously, MTC partnered with BACT to present seven sold out performances of BACT’s Ivy + Bean, the Musical, which was also performed at Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley and Front Row Theater in San Ramon.

ABOUT BACT
Founded in 2004 as Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences, 
Bay Area Children’s Theatre encourages children to explore literature, language and the arts by producing stage adaptations of children’s books in Berkeley and San Ramon, as well as on tour to Bay Area schools and libraries. BACT’s productions feature professional adult performers working with artistic teams who understand how to make theater compelling and accessible for young audiences. The company also creates new work and mounts productions specially designed for preschool age children. BACT’s active and growing Youth Education Program complements their theatrical offerings by giving children and teens performance opportunities in theater arts through classes, workshops and summer camps.

ABOUT MTC
Founded in 1967, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, new play readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and at least one world premiere each season. Our theater for young audiences and numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 youth each year.

PRESS CONTACT

Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director

(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | email

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