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Surrounded by sweet songs of bird squawks, a gentle breeze rustling tree leaves & a carpet of grass to tickle toes, audience members are invited to relax and enjoy the park before the play begins. As the story unfolds we are led through the fantastical imagination of a young girl & her team of fairies who transform the park into a magical kingdom. They make powerful potions and encourage the kingdom members to work together to save their land. Through the play we learn the importance of our local parks, the power of community and experiencing life with wonder, imagination & play. 

The creation of the play began with a commitment to be part of projects & productions that create a positive impact. With a deep yearning to shine light on dark situations, focus on the positive rather than the negative, co-writers, Heather Mendoza Mertens and Shawn Thomas had a dream to shape a production that would add to the beauty of humanity and to foster a culture of hope and possibility that could move people to action. They chose to focus the story on the power of community since they have seen firsthand how communities are always at the source of transforming neighborhoods, businesses and families. They landed on the topic of parks as both a metaphor and meeting place for communities - connecting people from all walks of life, citywide, statewide, nationwide, worldwide. 

People need parks. . . Parks need people.

 
 
THE
FROG SPOT
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER

UPCOMING SHOWS

Skirball Cultural Center

Thursday, Jul 13

12pm & 2:30pm

Thursday, Aug 16

12pm & 2:30pm

SUMMER 2017

 

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

FREE on-site parking 

Thursday, Jul 13

12:30pm & 2:30pm

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Thursday, Aug 17

12:30pm & 2:30pm

FREE Admission

Limited Seating - first-come, first serve

Performance is OUTSIDE, please plan accordingly

skirball.org

SUMMER 2017

The
FROG SPOT

LA River

2825 Benedict St

Los Angeles, CA 90039

Residential Street Parking

Sunday, Jul 16

4:00pm

 

Tickets (GA) - Suggested Donation of $10-$20

Limited Seating - first-come, first serve

Feel free to bring a cushion or a picnic blanket

Food, Snacks & Beverages for purchase

Performance is OUTSIDE, please plan accordingly

thefrogspot.org

FoLAR.org

 

CAST + CREW

Written By:

Heather Mendoza Mertens & Shawn Thomas Diefienbach

Co-Produced By:

Heather Mendoza Mertens & Chelsea Taylor

Directed By:

Diana Wyenn

 

Featuring:

*Ary Katz, **Avya Severy, Audrey Hamilton, Chelsea Taylor, *Fiona Perry, *Gianne Cusick,

Heather Mendoza Mertens, **Jasmine De La Fuente, Mark Hein, **Reynaldo Cartagena & Rose Mattingly

(*Cast July 13 & 16, 2017 // **Cast August 17 - 2017)

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Book Us for your next event.

Imagine a sunny afternoon at your local park. Families across the community are connecting over a picnic and a cast of characters bring the park to life in a way you never imagined before. As the play begins, you will become an active part of a unique story that will only be experienced once in exactly this way. “The Park Project,” will connect you to nature, to your community and the childlike wonder within you.

Book us for your next birthday party in the park, corporate event, fundraiser, nature event or school event!

SUPPORTERS

SPECIAL THANKS

Joey and Lauren Borgogna & Diana Wyenn 

 
 
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