Theater and Theology
together with Encore
presents its first children's production -
a madcap, musical journey into watery (and theological) depths...
Play by Alastair Falk and Joy Thompson,
Music by Alastair Falk
Meet at the Ark at Eight tells the story of three naïve, well-meaning, and slightly conceited penguins who find themselves on Noah’s ark at the behest of a bossy, beleaguered, and misunderstood dove. No one is quite sure who this God whom Noah obeys is and what he might actually want, but they do their best to guess and adapt. Many of us will find that we empathize.
Penguins 1 and 2—older penguins, who are nevertheless naïve, who feel sure of themselves and are slightly bored of their lives…until the Dove shows up with confusing and life-changing news.
Penguin 3—a younger penguin who is somewhat more naïve than the others but also shows some wisdom.
Dove—An officious functionary who takes him/herself very seriously but is also hard-working, unappreciated, and misunderstood
All of these parts involve acting and singing and some choreography.
Scenes from current and previous productions