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Building Better People Productions announces its 2017-2018 mainstage season!

| October 11, 2017, 01:36 PM

Building Better People Productions, a professional theater for young audiences offering positive live shows and classes for kids and families all based in themes of kindness and respect, announces its 2017-2018 season mainstage season, featuring talented adult professional actors. Their offerings include remounts of recent popular shows, as well as the world-premiere of “Friendlier Fables and Thoughtful Tales”, a brand-new show featuring updated versions of popular children’s stories. BBPP was recently named a Family Favorite in Chesapeake Family Life Magazine, and they invite more kids and their families to come see what they do! The mainstage public shows will be performed at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21403.

Tickets are $10 for people 3 and older, and free for people 2 and under, and tickets to individual shows are available below. You can save even more by getting a Flex Pass, which allows you to buy either 6 or 10 tickets that can be used in any amount, at any BBPP show this season, at substantial savings. Flex Passes are available at

Mainstage Season
at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House

The Gift of the Mad Guy by Leslie Gray Streeter
December 9 – December 16, 2017
Directed by Dahjn Maria Gomez
Meet Jack, a gift-crazed child who believes that Christmas is about giving specifically to HIM until he is promised a REALLY big gift if he gives 3 of his gifts to others. Will Jack learn that the holidays are about more than getting?
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Friendlier Fables and Thoughtful Tales Featuring Stories by Ricardo Rivera, Rissa Miller, and Lynne Streeter Childress
April 20-28, 2018
Directed by Jennifer Ridgway
A World Premiere! A hilarious fairy narrates a collection of updated versions of some of your favorite kid stories, told with kinder twists. Cheer on friends like our not-so-ugly duckling, and a boy who cries wolf for reasons you might not expect, as they learn to respect themselves and others in a funny, touching, engaging show for all ages!
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The Imaginators by Dwayne Hartman performed with permission of Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois
July 21-August 11
Directed by Lynne Childress
This is the story of three children and the power of imagination. Anne and Tim have just moved to a new town. Anne refuses to play with her little brother, Tim, fearing that kids at her new school will see them and make fun of her. Then they meet the girl from next door, the fabulous Nina Frances Elizabeth Vanderhelden. Using moving boxes and other objects found in the garage, Nina takes an eager Tim and a reluctant Anne on a great make-believe adventure. The three battle the child-eating monster, the Mooklecratz. The children discover their own strengths, the value of cooperation, and the unlimited power of their imaginations as they figure out how to defeat the beast. The play encourages children and adults alike never to lose their sense of play and creativity.
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BBPP was created by Lynne Streeter Childress, who has worked in theater for over 20 years  as an actor, singer, director, administrator and teaching artist, mostly for young audiences. Lynne has always believed in the power of the arts to cause people, particularly our kids, to think.  After watching the increasing racial, political and economic divisions our kids are growing up with, she started Building Better People Productions, which she says, “came out of the idea that children start out open and ready to learn, and that reaching them when they are young with positive messages about respect and understanding, will help build better people, from the ground up.” Our school touring show, “We Got It!: A Show About Empathy” is currently booking dates for its second year, and  is a theatrical adventure for k-5th graders in self-worth, empathy and those things that add up to all-around understanding. Get booking information for schools and community groups at Building Better People also offers specialized classes. Their Homeschool Improv classes are currently running at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, and their Play Production classes for Homeschoolers start in early 2018.

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