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The Commons on Marice Hosts its 10th Annual Production with Senior Living Community

EAGAN, Minn. (Feb. 22, 2017) – Intergenerational Theatre Productions (ITP) is hosting its 10th annual production at The Commons on Marice. This year’s play, “For Feet’s Sake,” is a funny, poignant take on the classic tale of The Little Mermaid. Actors will include participants from the community, senior residents from The Commons at Marice, and children and staff from the Intergenerational Learning Center, ranging from 4 to 68 years old.

ITP’s mission is to provide quality, fun, educational theatre programming for children, seniors and the community. Year-round, The Intergenerational Learning Center and The Commons on Marice plan and host activities and events like this to provide both children and older adults with extraordinary opportunities for sharing and learning. Both The Integenerational Learning Center and The Commons on Marice have been serving families in the Eagan area for 17 years.

“The focus of ITP is to develop and expand our intergenerational theatre programming and experience for older adults and children, and provide entertainment for the local community,” said Denise Gustafson, Director of Intergenerational Programs.

Rehearsals: (8 weeks)

Mondays and Thursdays through March 2
6:30-8:30PM

Performances:

Friday, March 3 at 7:30PM
Saturday, March 4 at 3:30PM & 7:30PM
Friday March 10 at 7:30PM
Saturday, March 11 at 3:30PM

Location:
The Commons on Marice
1380 Marice Drive
Eagan, MN 55121

In this take on The Little Mermaid directed by Chava Curland, the youngest of five mermaid sisters named Thessaly, yearns to visit the surface. When she finally gets her wish, she falls in love with a human prince, and makes a bargain with a witch that will allow her to be human too. But there’s a deadly catch — if she doesn’t marry the prince, she’ll become sea foam, caught between land and water forever. Featuring a Narrator-Emcee, a frustrated Mer-King, and a location-creating Chorus, this reimagining offers comic, tragic, and surprising twists on a familiar story.

“We are excited to join forces with the Intergenerational Learning Center for this special event,” said David Salmon, Executive Director at The Commons on Marice. “Our senior residents and the children from the Intergenerational Learning Center, ages six weeks to eight years, really look forward to this annual play and have grown up being a part of our community. We see that both generations benefit from the interaction, and the children develop confidence, skills and self-esteem, as well as meaningful relationships with our residents.”

Tickets can be picked up in advance for $6 with a food donation. Will call tickets are $8 with a food donation. All food donations will go towards The 360 Community’s Our Daily Bread Food Shelf in Dakota County. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $10. To order tickets, please call 612-508-9278.

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