White Plains Performing Arts Center presents STORY PIRATES: STUCK IN THE STONE AGE on Saturday, April 28 at 11:00am.
The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. They don’t steal gold, pillage villages, or claim land; they’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories.
Kids get to contribute their own ideas in the Story Pirates’ newest interactive comedy. In this show, scientists Tom Edison (no relation to that Thomas Edison) and Dr. Marissa Morice plan to return home from a wild adventure in the Stone Age, only to discover their time machine has made an unexpected detour. They wind up on a stage in front of a huge audience that’s expecting a show; the problem is they’re just scientists, not actors.
So what should they do and what will it take to get them back home? The two soon learn that to fix their machine they’ll need the help and creativity of kids in the audience. Throughout the show, audience members learn about the building blocks of a good story, including how to create characters and give them interesting problems to solve.
Story Pirates is a kid-centric media company and leading arts education advocate founded in 2004. It all started in a school auditorium in Harlem when a ragtag group of improv comedians put on an absurdist sketch comedy show inspired by stories written by kids. Since then, they’ve launched a hit radio show, a top 10 podcast for kids presented by Gimlet Media, and a sold-out live tour which performs from coast to coast. They first received national attention in February 2008 when comedian Jon Stewart called the Story Pirates “crazy entertaining” on CNN. They’re often described as “a mix between School House Rock and Monty Python,” and have received widespread critical acclaim. The New York Times called Story Pirates "theatrical treasure," and many others dub it one of the best kids shows around. In the past several years, they have expanded nationwide, with headquarters in New York City and Los Angeles.