Beginning in February, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will perform Ancient Thunder: Stories from Greek Mythology its 42nd annual Theatre In the Classroom (TIC) production.  Tour dates are February 3 through May 22.

The Bloomsburg Public Library will have the first public performance on Saturday, February 1 at noon.  The show is free and suitable for all ages.

In the beginning, twelve titans ruled the heavens and earth.  They birthed a race of gods known as Olympians who used their strength and cunning to banish the titans forever.  From the ashes of this great war rose humankind.  Young audiences enjoy BTE’s rambunctious retelling of classic Greek myths from Midas’ golden touch, Persephone’s journey to the underworld, Theseus’ battle with the minotaur, and more!

With BTE’s energetic storytelling style, imaginative props, music, and lots of audience involvement, BTE brings these stories to elementary and middle school cafeterias, gymnasiums, libraries and other performance spaces across the Commonwealth and beyond.  Ancient Thunder is an informative, entertaining, playful show following in the tradition of bringing quality theatre to young people and developing and vitalizing their imagination by involving them, through active participation, in the theatrical arts.  Shows are presented by actors in an animated story-theatre style followed by a lively post-performance discussion to round out the hour.  A comprehensive Study Guide is provided prior to educators to maximize the educational value of the theatre experience.

Booking dates for the 2020 tour are available. Teachers, administrators, and parent-teacher organizations should call BTE’s School Programs Director, Paula Henry at 570.458.4075, e-mail at [email protected], and/or visit BTE’s website, www.bte.org

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