Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presents

Sensory Friendly Theatre featuring
starring puppeteer Jim West
Performances specially designed and adapted for children with autism and sensory sensitivity.

Venue: Mainstage

Sunday • May 18, 2014 • 2:00 PM

BuyTickTicket Price: $8 General Admission


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Aesop's delightful fables of wit and wisdom, including The Stag at the Pool, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes , The Wind and the Sun, and The Lion and the Mouse come to life through the large and colorful puppets of nationally acclaimed puppeteer and storyteller, Jim West.

We also meet Aesop himself, in his Greek toga, with his dog Moral by his side. Other beloved characters, ingeniously created from paper bags, newspaper and cardboard boxes, make their appearance to the enchanting music of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rossini and Chopin, inspiring the child in all of us.



What to expect at a Sensory Friendly Theatre event:

• Each performance will run 60 minutes with
no intermission.

• Seating is general admission and a limited
number of tickets will be sold to maintain a
comfortable size audience at each

• Lights will remain up inside the theatre

• Sound volume will be lowered and remain
constant to prevent abrupt jarring sounds.

• Children will be free to talk and vocalize as
they wish.

• Children may leave their seats under parental supervision.

• A private lounge area will be available where children and their
families can relax.  Fidget and stress sensory toys will be available for
children to borrow as needed.

• Professional Autism specialists will be available throughout the
performance to provide assistance as requested or needed.

• Resource Materials: "This Is My Theatre" Social Story Picture
Packet, may be downloaded here. Families may use this Social Story
tool to help acquaint their children with the experience of going to a live performance. 

• Families who have not been to the Union County Performing Arts
Center are invited to stop by and visit the theatre space and explore
the seating areas two hours before the performance or by
appointment prior to the performance date.

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