DASOTA Theatre and Strangemen Theatre Company Collaborate to Revive a Norse Folktale

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(September 5, 2018) Jacksonville, FL – Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Theatre Department presents their first show of the season with East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DASOTA) is located at 2445 San Diego Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207. This is a Norwegian fairy tale based on the original story of the same name by Peter Christian Asbjornsen and Jorgen Engebretsen Moe. East of the Sun and West of the Moon is a tale of a poor girl who must make a perilous journey to break the spell placed upon her beloved, a prince who has been transformed into a polar bear. To bring this story to life, Strangemen Theatre (Company) has been brought to DASOTA as an Artist-in-residence. This residency program invites artists and curators from Strangemen Theatre away from their normal environment. The Company will be working with the DASOTA students to create an original take of the story complete with puppets, masks and movement. It will be a unique opportunity for students and audiences to experience this “devised” piece of theatre.

All show times for East of the Sun and West of the Moon are listed below.

October 11-13 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) AND
October 17-20 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
7:30pm all shows
Blackbox Theatre
Directed by Michael Higgins (in collaboration with Strangemen Theatre Company)

Tickets for all shows can be purchased a few weeks prior to each show through the DASOTA Theatre Boosters website or at the DASOTA Theatre Box Office one hour before show begins, if tickets are still available. For more information about the theatre season and to order tickets, visit the DASOTA Theatre Boosters website at www.datheatreboosters.org. Director, cast and crew available for interviews and performances upon request.

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Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Theatre Department mirrors the school’s mission statement of becoming one of the foremost public arts high school theatre departments in the country. We strive to provide an environment in which our students develop a passion for the art form that is based on an understanding and appreciation of theatre and its impact on the audience. For more information, visit datheatreboosters.org.

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