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See you at Balloon Plays TOMORROW!

Don’t let the cold weather bring you down! Warm your heart with some Balloon Plays, tomorrow Saturday February 21, 2015 at 11am!

as part of the “We Are Takoma” series
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

The phone number for the Center is 301-891-7100 and the website is here.

The show is open admission, $10 donation recommended.
(100% of donations go right to the artists!)
There are no reservations or advance ticketing. While the venue seats 150, be sure to arrive on time. 55 minutes of balloons, and then it’s over!

Transportation options are:
1) Parking lot at the community center, the one that’s a left off of Philadelphia Avenue, next to the library entrance. Enter the building any direction and there will be maps inside leading you to the auditorium.
There are, however, limited parking spaces in this lot! So carpool or get there early.
2) Parking on the street in the nearby neighborhood.
3) A short walk from Takoma Park Metro… if you can stand the weather!
Call the Center at 301-891-7100 if you need any directions.

If you haven’t already, you can RSVP on Facebook here.
And see the We Are Takoma winter brochure here.

Hope to see you all tomorrow!

Wake Up image: three clowns wake up in a world of balloons…

Balloon Plays are BACK! – One Show Only!

That’s right folks, Balloon Plays are back!

Whether you saw it at Fringe last year and want to experience the magic again or are looking to catch the clowns for the first time, your next chance to do so is:

Saturday, February 21, 2015
11:00AM
as part of the “We Are Takoma” series
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

The show is open admission, $10 donation recommended.
(100% of donations go right to the artists!)
There are no reservations or advance ticketing.  While the venue seats 150, be sure to arrive on time.  55 minutes of balloons, and then it’s over!

You can RSVP on Facebook here.
And see the We Are Takoma winter brochure here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Hooray Balloons
(Image: Nora, Rachel, and Kolleen throw balloons into the air in front of a happy audience of kids and adults.)

Balloon Plays Are Over, For Now…

Thank you to the 250+ people who came out and enjoyed Balloon Plays at Capital Fringe! And thanks also to the wonderful folks at Fringe who made our debut possible.

Not to be a tease, but, while we don’t have any definite news to offer yet, we do not think this will have been the last chance anyone has to see Balloon Plays.

Hope to see you again soon!

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Show Dates and Tickets

So you’d like to see Balloon Plays?

Balloon Plays is appropriate for all ages – although very young children (under 5) may not be able to sit for long enough, and balloon popping could startle some.  The show is innocent enough for kids, and quirky and magical enough for adults.

Tickets are available at the CapFringe website here or by calling the box office at 866-811-4111.
Tickets will also be available at the door starting 45 minutes before each show, cash only.
All ticketing is handled through the Capital Fringe box office; please contact them if you have questions.

Tickets are $17 each plus the one-time purchase of a $5-$7 Fringe button, which acts as admission to the Fringe festival as a whole.  (The button is $5 on or before July 10, and $7 afterwards.)  Various cheaper package deals will be available, such as the Foh-Ty pass which gets you four tickets for $15 each – tickets good to any show at the festival.

The Capital Fringe festival runs from July 10 to July 27, 2014.

BALLOON PLAYS PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Saturday July 12th, 12:45-1:40pm
Tuesday July 15th, 8:15-9:10pm
Thursday July 17th, 7:00-7:55pm
Saturday July 19th, 4:30-5:25pm
Wednesday July 23rd, 7:45-8:40pm
Sunday July 27th, 12:30-1:25pm

The show is 55 minutes long.

The location is Fort Fringe – The Shop.
607 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
The venue door is through and behind the Fringe tent and bar.  The box office building is to the right, with the black and white awning.
Metro to Mt Vernon Square on the Green/Yellow line.  Street parking is limited.

 

This production is presented as a part of the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.

Introducing: Balloon Plays at Capital Fringe 2014

Coming to the Capital Fringe festival in July 2014: Balloon Plays!

Three clowns find themselves in a world of balloons, before an audience of both children and children-at-heart. Each wants to tell their own story within the magical landscape. Come to play, come to pop. Balloons can be anything.

This fun and Fringey work of theatre will be semi-devised – built up from a script/ inspiration from playwright Brett Steven Abelman.
It will be directed by Elena Day,
and feature Nora F. Achrati, Rachel Hynes, and Kolleen Kintz as the clowns.

Our stage manager is Cody Whitfield, and our assistant stage manager is Rachel Cherdak.  Our clown consultant is Matthew Pauli.

Balloon consulting from April Gomez of April’s Twisted Entertainment.

Also featuring original music (and sound design) from Sam Cooper and Michael Stettes, of Sam Cooper and the Sleepwalkers.

Stay tuned for more information and images!

This production is presented as a part of the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.