A night at the museum
MoAD is thrilled to present a FREE family-friendly theatre experience as a part of the Enlighten Festival for eight nights from Saturday 3 March to Saturday 10 March 2012.
The short play Shadow Boy will star Andy Minh Trieu from the Channel 9 children’s cooking show Kitchen Whiz. The play is written by award-winning writer Alana Valentine.
Andy plays Sebbie, a little boy home alone on the 31 December 1900, the night before Commonwealth Day in Sydney. It’s pouring with rain and Sebbie’s mother and father, who have been constructing the Federation celebration arches, go out in the storm to protect them.
Sebbie is worried that the storm will undo the wonderful work that he has seen his parents do in the construction and decoration of the archways. To assuage his fears, Sebbie decides to conjure up an audience full of imaginary friends. By building the arches with his new friends in his bedroom, he will keep his family safe from the storm and wind.
Come to the museum to become one of Sebbie’s imaginary friends, learn about Federation and how communities made Federation arches that symbolised the birth of nationhood. You will also be able to make a paper lantern to help celebrate Federation and learn about our wonderful Illuminations artwork inspired by the Federation arches and created by master glass artist Wendy Fairclough.
As an extra treat on Friday 2, Saturday 3, Friday 9 and Saturday 10, our museum and other nearby buildings will have images projected onto the facades at 8pm as part of the Enlighten Festival, a lovely way to explore the cultural heritage of our nation. Don’t miss this special performance.
- 3 – 10 March, every night from 5:30 – 8:30pm
Shadow Boy theatre performance (suitable for children 5 years and over):
- Saturday 3 March – 7:00 – 7:30pm
- Sunday 4 March – 6:00 – 6:30pm
- Monday 5 March – 6:00 – 6:30pm
- Tuesday 6 March – 6:00 – 6:30pm
- Wednesday 7 March – 6:00 – 6:30pm
- Thursday 8 March – 6:00 – 6:30pm
- Friday 9 March – 7:00 – 7:30pm
- Saturday 10 March – 7:00 – 7:30pm
Lighting projections from 8:00pm until late
No bookings required.
Contact: (02) 6270 8221