One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.” So begins The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, the second installment of the Tower Theatre Foundation’s new Family Series, on Friday, February 6 at 6pm. Based on the seven picture books by Crockett Johnson, Harold creates the world he wants to explore, using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his sky’s-the-limit imagination. The innovative production from Philadelphia’s Enchantment Theatre Company takes families on a wild ride as Harold jets to Mars, joins a circus and meets a princess.
“The ‘Harold’ books have captivated families for more than 50 years,” said Ray Solley, executive director of the Tower Theatre Foundation.“With life-size puppets, masked actors, magic, video animation and music, this unique production perfectly captures Harold’s world of make believe andline drawings.”
The Tower’s Family Series is sponsored by Tetherow, Warren John West and Sun Mountain Fun Center. Upcoming presentations in the series include:
Nelson Illusions – February 21
Voetberg Family Band – March 13
The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading performing arts organization, providing cultural and education programs that make an essential contribution to Central Oregon’s lifestyle and strengthen the community.Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office (835 NW Wall), by phone (541-317-0700) or online (www.towertheatre.org). Details on events are also at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre.
What: Harold and the Purple Crayon
When: Friday, Feb. 6 – 6 pmRunning time approx. 60 minutes
Where: Tower Theatre – 835 NW Wall Street – Bend, Oregon
Tickets: $13 Children 12 and under
Plus $2 Historic Theatre Preservation Fee
All Seats General Admission Recommended for ages 5-9
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org