Genre: Kids, Reading
Book and lyrics by Gabriel Jason Dean, Music by David Dabbon. Directed by Courtney Sale

In Mario and the Comet that Stopped the World (book and lyrics by Gabriel Jason Dean, music by David Dabbon), the Venedicci Comet is headed straight toward Earth. Apocalyptics predict that it will strike, causing total annihilation, while most scientists speculate it will be a near miss and Earthlings will behold history’s most awe-inspiring celestial event. Either way, Mario is prepared. With a chorus of rubber ducks and soaring songs about the theory of relativity, Mario and the Comet that Stopped the World is a musical adventure-comedy about how loss can be like an earth-shattering comet; but when faced together as a family, it can become a thing of beauty— a celebration of life and love. This play is appropriate for ages 8 and up.

About the Company: New Plays for Young Audiences


Based in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual summer play development series located in the historic Provincetown Playhouse. Founded in 1998 by Lowell and Nancy Swortzell, NYU’s prize-winning series has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive both national and international recognition, publication and production.


Open:   06/06/15
Close:   06/07/15

Saturday, June 6 at 7pm
Sunday, June 7 at 3pm:
Theater:   Provincetown Playhouse
Address:   133 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10003
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