PATTERN NATION: WAVES
by Andrew Perry (based on a concept by Emily Cicchini)
May 10 - 15
Rollins Theatre, Long Center, Riverside Drive at South First (click for map)
Based on the very popular series of plays produced by Pollyanna written by Emily Cicchini, this new play is based on the popular concepts and characters that were first seen on Pollyanna’s stage five years ago. Designed to support important pre-literacy skills needed for learning success among pre-school children, PATTERN NATION: WAVES will explore the colorful world of waves. Great for elementary school children of all ages, PATTERN NATION: WAVES will be most enjoyed by students in pre-K, Kinder, and grades 1 & 2.
May 10 @ 11 am
May 11 @ 9:30, 11:30 am & 1 pm
May 12 @ 11 am, 2 & 4 pm
May 13 @ 2 pm (followed by a “PAY WHAT YOU LIKE” party in the AT&T Education Room)
May 14 NO PERFORMANCES
May 15 @ 9:30 & 11:30 am
For Reservations and information: 512-743-7966 or at
Group Rates for School Audiences
Tickets between $3.00 – $5.00
Public Ticket Prices for Weekend Performances
$7.25 for children under 12
$8.25 for students 12-18, seniors, & Austin Creative Alliance members
$9.25 for adults
PATTERN NATION: WAVES explores the colorful world of waves and is intended to support important pre-literacy skills needed for learning success among pre-school children. Though appropriate for elementary school children of all ages, PATTERN NATION: WAVES will be most enjoyed by students in pre-K, Kinder, and grades 1 & 2. As with all Pollyanna Theatre plays, teacher/parent study guides are available, free of charge.
The play follows the fun adventure of four friends as they explore the many types of waves found around them in nature. The show opens with Cyan Circle waiting for his cousin, Amber Oval to arrive for their regular play date. However, fun soon erupts when Amber brings along her friends Jade Triangle and Pinky Rombus. Soon the four find themselves on amazing imaginative adventures at the beach, beside a very still lake hosted by a mermaid, and in the world of secret spies who are investigating invisible sound and light waves.
“We’re proud to bring back these delightful characters, who struck such a chord with children five years ago, back to life. Children learn best when they’re fully engaged, and we had both students, parents and teachers applauding this show.”
The cast includes professional actors from Pollyanna Theatre Company including longtime audience favorites Michelle Keffer and Andrew Alexander of the recent Ducks vs. Squirrels production, among others. The production is directed by Pollyanna Artistic Director and Founder, Judy Matetzschk-Campbell.
For more information on Pollyanna Theatre Company or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.pollytheatre.org.
ABOUT POLLYANNA THEATRE COMPANY: The founders of Pollyanna Theatre Company believe that theatre is a powerful teaching tool that speaks to people of all ages in a unique and powerful way through a variety of visual, aural, and emotional languages. Therefore, theatre should be a part of all general education from Kindergarten through adulthood. Toward that end, The Pollyanna Theatre Company strives to work alongside educators to inspire, motivate, and teach audiences of all ages. Although the company’s primary focus is upon young audience members, the ensemble performs top quality theatrical productions that speak to and illuminate the human spirit and condition for all ages. www.pollytheatre.org