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Saturday Morning at The National: The Town That Cried Avalanche


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Part of the free Saturday Morning at the National program. Performances are at 9:30am and 11:00am and will be 50 - 55 minutes long.

In preparation for Earth Day, The National Theatre is thrilled to host the World Premier of "The Town That Cried Avalanche", an interactive play that asks: how do you balance progress and the needs of the people with taking care of our environment? Controversy rocks the tiny mountain town of Avalanche as the progress everyone craves threatens to shake up their lives and reduce their mountain to rubble. What should the town do - and how can anyone make decisions when everyone disagrees with each other? The play is performed by three actors onstage with help from everyone in the audience, who become part of the action as citizens locked in passionate debate at the Avalanche Town Hall Meeting. What will the town decide? What will happen? It's all in the hands of the audience...and so's the fate of Avalanche!

Tickets may be reserved beginning the Friday, one week prior to the performance. There will be a limited amount of walk-up tickets will be available on-site on the day of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance time to take a place in the “Stand-by line.” Program is best suited for children ages 4 to 10 years.

Learn more about Saturday Morning at the National and see the other upcoming performances here: http://thenationaldc.org/saturday-morning-at-the-national/.