Pumpkin Theatre’s newest show, “Quest of the ZIZ Bird,” runs Jan. 26 to Feb. 3 at St. Timothy’s School in Stevenson, Md. “Quest of the ZIZ Bird” is a new play with book and lyrics by Pumpkin Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Jimi Kinstle and music by Ryan Michael Haase (Artistic Director, Stillpointe Theatre Initiative) based on the children’s book The Hardest Word, by Jacqueline Jules.
This Ziz musical will include a 7-foot puppet controlled by three female actors. The Ziz is a giant bird from Jewish mythology. This story is about taking responsibility and learning to say you’re sorry. One day, while carelessly celebrating turning a mistake into something good, the Ziz accidently falls into and destroys the children’s garden. This large, child-like beast then has to learn how to make amends for its actions and goes on a quest to find the “hardest” word and learn to say “sorry”.
Performance times are:
1 and 3 p.m. on Jan. 26 & 27 and Feb. 2 & 3
St. Timothy’s School, 8400 Greenspring Avenue, Stevenson, Md.
Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 at the door and available by calling the box office at 410-828-1814 or purchasing online by at pumpkintheatre.com.
A 3-play subscription packages is available for $38 and includes Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.
On January 27, the author Jacqueline Jules and illustrator Katherine Janus Kahn will be doing a book signing after both the 1 and 3 p.m. performances at St. Timothy’s School. Jacqueline is the award-winning author of 23 children’s books. Also a poet, Jacqueline won the Arlington Arts Moving Words Contest, Best Original Poetry Award from the Catholic Press Association, and the SCBWI Magazine Merit Poetry Award.