Genre: Comedy, Kids
Written By Monica Flory Directed by Stephen Michael Rondel

Once Upon A Pandora's Box is the story of what happens when Tabitha, a bright precocious girl who loves to learn, and her brother Louis, more of an athlete than a scholar, discover a mysterious box in their New York City apartment. Inside the box live five comedic villains from classic fairytales awaiting their release into the modern world. Will Tabitha outwit the Fairest beauty in the land or will Louis fall prey to the arms of the Big Bad Wolf? Join us in this outrageous family fantasy where good and evil battle forces and humankind's power of hope prevails!

The New Acting Company strives to be a fun, safe, and creative place for children, teens, and adults to express themselves. We pride ourselves in bringing top-quality family theater to the heart of Greenwich Village.

Once Upon A Pandora's Box is Directed by Artistic Director: Stephen Michael Rondel who created and founded The New Acting Company in 2000. Set & Lighting design by Gregg Bellon, Costume design by Julie Saltman, Art design by Margeaux Lucas, and Stage Management by Andrea Ghersetich. The cast is comprised of a tight ensemble of four professional adult actors and six young actors trained directly from our program.
About the Company: New Acting Company

Created and founded in 2000 by Artistic Director, Stephen Michael Rondel, the New Acting Company's mission is to use the energy of live performance (both onstage and in class) allowing students to face issues of responsibility, commitment, trust, friendship, teamwork, reading comprehension, self-esteem, risk and success.

We pride ourselves in offering children, teens and adults the opportunity to study, rehearse and perform challenging texts in our professional, state of-the-arts 100 seat theater. Our expectations are high. Students are consistently challenged to "rise to the occasion," and at the same time we accept that live theater is a fickle art form, fraught with risks and surprises. We believe it is this unexpected aspect of live performance that has the unique ability to lift our students up with pride, to reveal skills which they were not aware of and to change (or at least point out) the inaccuracy of their perceived limitations.

Our annual professional productions feature classic plays, fairytales and original adaptations of children's literature guaranteed to engage the adults in the audience as thoroughly as the children.

Most importantly of all, The New Acting Company strives to be a fun, safe and creative place for children, teens and adults to express themselves. We pride ourselves in bringing top-quality family theater to the heart of Greenwich Village.

Preview:   04/12/07
Open:   04/13/07
Close:   05/06/07

April 13th-May 6th
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 PM
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM
(No 2 PM Matinee on Saturday May 5;Added performance on Sunday May 6th at 7pm)
Theater:   Philip Coltoff Center, Main Stage
Address:   219 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
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Cost:Advance Sale $15 General Admission, $18 at the dooor
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Presented by: New Acting Company         Official Web Site: www.childrensaidsociety.org/pcc/nac