The Young King

The Young King
A fairy tale by Oscar Wilde

(5 shows) 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2018 - April 27, 2018 | Yardley Hall

$5-$6 (evening shows are $10-$15)

Individual Tickets

Show length, 90 minutes including the King's coronation celebration. l Grades 3 and up

This play is by Oscar Wilde and has been adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom.

For the first time ever, Carlsen Center Arts Education puts an intimate story on Yardley Hall stage and limits the experience to 250 individuals per show. With so many shows focused solely on curriculum ties to math and science, the message of The Young King brings a human tenderness to our stage in a story about privilege, compassion and making ethical choices. The achingly beautiful and endearing language of Oscar Wilde joins the world of Slingsby Theatre from Australia.

“Beyond the immaculate work of each and every performer, everything from the music, to the props, to the artwork was, in and of itself, a work of immense beauty. A reworked version of the original script by Oscar Wilde, the new story is intricate, raw and magical. Enhanced by miniature puppets and shadow play, this is a performance with stories that will linger in your mind long after the final bow . . . .”
Sarah Jean, Adelaide Fringe, Australia

Large school groups receive priority seating. General public seating is on a first-come/first-seated basis in sections to be determined. An usher will escort you to your seating area.

Regardless of age, each person attending the performance must have a ticket; "lap tickets" for infants may be purchased at the box office, 913-469-4445.