INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
Canberra Theatre Centre presents Flying Fruit Circus’
FROM THE EDUCATION OFFICER:
Following sensational sell-out seasons at Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus is ready to captivate audiences around Australia with their latest show JUNK, set amongst a 1940’s rural junkyard. Transforming trash into magical landscapes, JUNK takes you on a journey back to a time when the neighbourhood street was a playground full of adventure and make-believe.
“To invent, all you need is a pile of junk and a good imagination” Thomas Edison
Exploring the question “in this day and age, do we over protect our kids?’ JUNK tells the story of a modern-day boy finding himself in an abandoned junkyard inhabited by the spirits of children from the 1940s. They teach him to play, trust, invent and take risks. As JUNK is based on oral histories that explore real childhood stories, it encourages students to see the power of what can be learned by interviewing others about their experiences. It provides an opportunity to examine how play has changed over time, the power of the imagination and the importance of risk taking in a safe environment. JUNK also inspires students to see the new possibilities that can be created by simply using the environment around them and their imagination. Is a more complex world a better world?
Term 1, Week 9
Thursday 5 April, 1pm
Friday 6 April, 10am & 1.15pm
55 minutes, no interval.
$17.50 each student for group bookings of 15 or more (with one teacher/minder free of charge for every 15 bookings).
For booking queries, please contact the Box Office
P: (02) 6275 2700
For education resources, please contact Education Officer Peter Van Rijswik
P: (02) 6243 5700