Invitation to a Penn Picnic--and an Opening Night Special

Dear Colleagues,  

The Annenberg Center will kick off its 15th Annual Philadelphia International Children's Festival Wednesday, May 5, with a special Penn Family Picnic and Opening Night Performance.  And we'd be delighted if you, your children or grandchildren, and their friends could join us.

The evening will include a 6 p.m. picnic of hot dogs, soda, ice cream, music, juggling, and balloons on the Annenberg Center Plaza, followed by a 75-minute performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theatre. The showcase will feature four ensembles/artists from this year's Festival: the dazzling Black Umfolosi from Zimbabwe; the hilarious Potato People from Canada; the audacious master clown Gale LaJoye; and the ever popular folk singer Sally Rogers.

Running from Wednesday, May 5 through Mother's Day May 9, this year's Festival will include a broad range of performances by artists from around the world, plus some wonderful outdoor activities, including a crafts fair where kids can make their own special Mother's Day gifts.  Full details appear in the Festival brochure, available in our lobby and through our Box Office.

To encourage campus-wide participation, we are pleased to offer the Penn community specially discounted $5 tickets to the Opening Night Performance (otherwise priced at $9), along with free admission to the Penn Picnic. To order your tickets for this--or any of the Festival's 50 other performances--please stop by or call our Box Office at 898-3900, between noon and 6 p.m. 

I thank you for your interest and look forward to greeting you, your families, and friends at the 15th Annual Philadelphia International Children's Festival.

--Michael Rose, Managing Director, Annenberg Center

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 31, May 4, 1999


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