Trinity Rep season kick-off party set Sept. 10

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Trinity Rep invites the public to celebrate the upcoming theater season at its third annual Season Kick-Off Party, Sunday, September 10 from 12 to 7 p.m. Full of games, crafts, shopping, performances, and food, the event offers theater fans and families the opportunity to gather at Trinity Rep to connect with one other and artists to kick-off the upcoming season. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St. in Providence, and in the adjacent Adrian Hall Way. For more information, visit www.trinityrep.com. 

Outdoors on Adrian Hall Way between 12 and 3 p.m., the party includes games including Giant Jenga and Connect Four, face painting and stage make-up effects, and food trucks. A pop-up outdoor shopping market from The Providence Flea will also fill Adrian Hall Way at this time, filled with local vendors and community members.  Free interactive instruction installations will also take place including Make-Your-Own Comic Books with Dean Surdarsky, Tap Dancing with Orlando Hernández, Herbs and Smudge Sticks with Rachel Playe, Active Games and Singing with Vatic Kuumba, and Color Book Mural-Making with Walker Mettling. Artist performances will be happening throughout Adrian Hall Way between 12 to 3 p.m. 

Inside the Trinity Rep building, staff will offer free building tours every hour on the hour through 6 p.m., a bar open for purchase for drinks and a special Props and Costume Sale from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Members of the Trinity Rep acting company and the artistic staff will offer a special sneak peek performance of the upcoming Trinity Rep season in the Chace Theater from 6 to 7 p.m. 

"The fall is such a special time in Providence – everyone is savoring the last days of good weather, the students come back, and the theaters launch their seasons! We love celebrating the in-coming year of creativity with artists and audiences from across the city and state,” said Community Engagement Coordinator Rebecca Noon. “This year's party is happening primarily outside on Adrian Hall Way, and we're inviting lots of different kinds of interactive artists to make it really lively, theatrical, and great for people of all ages. The Providence arts community is incredibly creative and inventive, and so I know it's going to be kind of outrageous and super fun."

Subscriptions for the 2017-18 season now on sale. The season includes Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau, Into the Breeches! by George Brant, Othello by William Shakespeare, Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías, and Ragtime by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow.  For more information and to purchase tickets, call the box office at 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep's website at www.TrinityRep.com.

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