600 LBUSD students get Dirty, Rotton treat from Found Theatre

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found-theatre-student-showThanks in part to a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach, the 35-year-old Found Theatre is hosting more than 600 downtown elementary school students for its annual Theatre for Children program.

This year’s show is “Dirty, Rotten Pirates,” an environmentally themed production in which Captain Grossbeard and his disorderly crew learn the error of their polluting ways and become clean, green pirates.

The Found has set aside 9 free school-day performances for students from International, New City, and Stevenson elementary schools, as well as Bethune Transitional Center and Arts & Services for Disabled. Thanks to the City grant, the theatre is also able to provide bus transporation for the two latter groups.

In addition, free tickets are distributed through such community groups as Comprehensive Child Development. The Found’s Theatre for Children program is a 10-year tradition at the Found, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the downtown CityPlace shopping and restaurant complex.

Regular performances of the show run Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., through June 28. In line with its mission to provide quality, low-cost theatre to the Long Beach community, tickets are just $5 for all ages.

For information or reservations: 562/433-3363 or foundtheatre.org.

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