2019 - 20 Student Matinees

All tickets to Student Matinees are $5 each.

All student matinees include a Post-show Discussion with the cast and director (or Artistic Director), after each performance. Study Guides are available to help you to prepare your students for the experience and to lead further discussions in the class room.

Tickets for students/teachers/chaperones are only $5.00 per person. The Public Theatre is committed to making these experiences available to every student regardless of ability to pay. If you have students who cannot afford the $5 ticket, call our office and we will make sure they can attend with their class.

Call 782-2211 to reserve space for your class.

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Women in Jeopardy

by Wendy McLeod

October 18 – 27, 2019

Contains mature themes.
We are not offering a school-day student matinee for this show.  If you are interested in bringing students, You may attend a regular performance for $10 per ticket.  Please contact us to make arrangements.

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It’s Sex and the City meets I Love Lucy when middle-aged single moms start dating! Longtime friends Liz, Mary and Jo do everything together, until Liz starts dating a creepy guy who may or may not be a serial killer. It’s up to her gal pals to bring her to her senses as they trade in their wine glasses for spy glasses and leap to her rescue. Grab the girls for this laugh out loud comedy about how ridiculously far we’ll go to help our friends.

Murder for Two

Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair, Book & Music by Joe Kinosian

November 8 – 10, 2019
*sold separately from subscriptions

We are not offering a school-day student matinee for this show.  If you are interested in bringing students, You may attend a regular performance for $10 per ticket.  Please contact us to make arrangements.

Part MUSICAL, Part COMEDY, Part MYSTERY,  ALL FUN!!!
It’s a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist. One actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the suspects, and they both play the piano! Get ready for a zany blend of musical comedy and madcap murder mystery in this fast and funny whodunit loaded with killer laughs. Read more and get tickets >>

An encore presentation of Theater at Monmouth’s production, directed by The Public Theatre’s Adam P. Blais.

 

A Christmas Carol

adapted by Christopher Schario

December 10 – 13, 2019

Tuesday, December 10 @ 9:30 am & 11:30 am
Wednesday, December 11 @ 9:30
Thursday, December 12 @ 9:30 am & 11:30 am
Friday, December 13 @ 9:30 am

A modern and traditional tale in one! Six actors and a fiddler perform the Dickens out of this beloved holiday classic—in a way you’ve never imagined and will never forget. This inventive version of A Christmas Carol will entertain and engross your students, while introducing them to the beautiful language of Charles Dickens.

Recommended for students in Grades 3 and up.

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Sexy Laundry

by Michele Riml

January 24 – February 2, 2020

Contains mature themes.
We are not offering a school-day student matinee for this show.  If you are interested in bringing students, You may attend a regular performance for $10 per ticket.  Please contact us to make arrangements.

After many years of marriage, three kids, the addition of love handles and receding hairlines, Alice and Henry have hit a wall. Armed with a library copy of Sex for Dummies, they check into a fancy hotel to rekindle their romance. Funny and touching, this comical and romantic romp will put a smile on your face, a lump in your throat and a new spring in your step. See it with someone you love.

I and You

by Lauren Gunderson

March 13 – 22, 2020

Tuesday, March 17 @ 9:30 am

High school seniors Caroline and Anthony have more in common than they know. She’s a smart, cynical teenager. He’s an easy-going athlete with a love of waffle fries. Mysteriously forced together to complete a report on Walt Whitman, this unlikely duo discovers a shocking secret that will unite them forever. Funny, moving and unforgettable, this show contains a surprise twist that will tempt you to see it twice.

Recommended for Grades 9-12

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Middletown

by Dan Clancy

May 1 – 10, 2020

We are not offering a school-day student matinee for this show.  If you are interested in bringing students, You may attend a regular performance for $10 per ticket.  Please contact us to make arrangements.

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” A wonderful combination of comedy and drama, this relatable and heartfelt new play celebrates life through the eyes of two couples who’ve been friends for 33 years. Starting with their children’s first day of kindergarten, and continuing through shared dinners, vacations, heartbreaks and celebrations, both couples reminisce about the highs, lows and in-betweens of their shared experiences, and remind us how friends make the good times better and the hard times easier. See it with your friends. Read more and get tickets >>

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow

by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

May 17, 2020

Monday, May 18 @ 9:30 am
Tuesday, May 19 @ 9:30 am
Wednesday, May 20 @ 9:30 am
Thursday, May 21 @ 9:30 am
Friday, May 22 @ 9:30 am

Recommended for Pre-K – 4th Grade (ages 4-10)

In this comedic version of the classic Washington Irving tale, schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel.

Winner of 3 Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award for puppetry!

All tickets just $5 each – Students and Chaperones

These performances will sell out. It is never too early to book your class for a Student Matinee.

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