The Theater IV touring company will present "The Song of Mulan" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Struthers Library Theatre. This noble Chinese folk tale, adapted from the epic Chinese folk poem, features an extraordinary heroine, authentic costumes and props, and lovely songs. It also provides an educational journey to the heart and soul of an extraordinary ancient civilization. When Mulan learns that her ailing father is drafted into Khan's army, she protects him by serving in his place, disguised as a man, risking everything to maintain family honor and earning the love of her nation.
This show is a part of the theater's arts and education program, and special rates for student tickets are available. The arts engage students in learning, helping children to build thinking skills. They enhance self-discipline, perseverance, hard work and creativity and provide a gateway to other subject areas. The arts promote cross-cultural learning and teach the ability to utilize resources along with enhancing interpersonal skills of cooperation and teamwork.
Theatre IV is a nonprofit, professional theater for young audiences. Since 1975 they have toured from Wisconsin to Florida and Texas to Maine while also presenting lavish productions in its home city of Richmond, Va. During 2010 2011 they will perform live before more than a half million children, teens, parents and teachers across America. Theatre IV seeks national caliber excellence in four areas: the arts, education, children's health and community leadership.
Theater IV with ‘The Song of Mulan’
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the theater office, or call 723-7231. Children age 5 and younger can attend at no cost.