See The Manton Avenue Project’s (MAP) next performance, Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play, at AS220’s Black Box Theater, 95 Empire Street. Shows are scheduled at 7 PM on Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd, and at 2 PM on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th. After Sunday’s show, stay for a talkback with the playwrights.
Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door and can be reserved on Eventbrite.
The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) is a non-profit organization that unites children living in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood with local theater professionals to create original plays together. The upcoming show Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play focuses on bicycling, community building, and social history. It was written collaboratively by ten 5th grade playwrights who participated in MAP’s afterschool TAG TEAM program, and is directed by MAP’s Executive Artistic Director Meg Sullivan. MAP playwrights partnered with several local organizations–including Recycle-A-Bike and the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council to learn about bike safety and tour the Woony River. Sarah Zurier from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission also taught the group about how cycling has empowered communities.
This is the first play of MAP’s 2016/17 season. For more info, visit mantonavenueproject.org.