The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times is an interactive cowboy play for kids and families set in the Wild West, and it's all about figuring out how to manage anger and other big feelings when it feels like we could just bust a gut! In this rootin' tootin' tall tale penned by InterAct's Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger, we meet Pufferfish Pat, a legendary cowboy hero who can outride, outrope and outrun just about anything--except his own hair-trigger temper! When Pat gets angry, he blows up like a Pufferfish, which gets him a nickname he hates and bad reputation he doesn’t want. He wants to be a friend to everyone and stay cool as a cucumber...he just doesn't know how! And with the little town of Gravy Gulch heating up for the annual Great Gravy Cookoff and Fashion Festival, it's more important than ever that Pat keep his cool! Where can he go to find folks who might understand or help him with this ornery problem? And what happens when black hat cowboy One-Eyed Jack rolls back into town, looking to get Pat run out of town for good? Will Pat be able to get a hold of his mean temper in time, or is it adios, Gravy Gulch? The play is performed by three actors appearing as many different characters in and around the dusty town of Gravy Gulch, with help from the whole audience, who get to become the cowpokes and townsfolk of Gravy Gulch right from where you sit! When: Three weekends, September 8-23, 2017: Friday, September 8, 2017: 7 p.m. (Pay What You Can Performance) Saturday, September 9, 2017: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.* (*Sensory Friendly Performance) Friday, September 15, 2017: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Ticket Prices: $12.50 full price; $10 kids 4-11; (Kids under 3 are FREE, best for ages 4 and up) Run Time: Approximately 45 minutes This production is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at MSAC.org. Also, supported in part by Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Montgomery County government and the generous support of a legion of donors and partners. Thank you for supporting arts for kids and families in Maryland!
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center
7995 Georgia Ave