Get ready for the first show of our bug in a rug children’s theater series, Switch Witch! The bug in a rug crew is getting so excited for this weekend! Take a look at this video taken during rehearsal…and then make sure to buy your tickets.
This is our third season of bug in a rug children’s theatre at Sunset. And it’s so hard for me to believe that this dream is a reality. It all started from reading Love, Ruby Valentine with my daughter and saying “wouldn’t this be a cute play.” February of 2009 was our first bug in a rug production of “Love, Ruby Valentine.” And is has been an amazing journey ever since.
Someone asked me the other day – where do you come up with your ideas for your plays? Well, we are lucky enough to get the rights to some great children’s books, and a lot of times I take a cue from an old fairy tale, but often it comes from a lesson I am trying to instill in my children. As my daughter finished kindergarten and started first grade I found us talking a lot about friends and friendship. I was answering questions like: "What is a best friend mom?" "Can I have more than one best friend?" "How do you know who is your real friend?" Of course I tried to give all the perfect mother answers and even joked that my definition of a real friend is someone who can walk into your kitchen and open your refrigerator without asking (and I do believe that).
In all these conversations, we somehow ended up talking about how a good friend is someone who you can just be with no matter what – good/bad, happy/sad, tired/giddy, whatever the day may bring. Of course, she immediately responded by giving an example of how she and her best friend can not agree on something, but she always knows that the next day they will be friends again, or how she can just tell her best friend she wants to read alone and she goes away and then comes back again later to play. I figured these are great first grade examples of what a true friend is. More than that I hope that she is learning something about herself and building her own self- confidence and realizing that people we call friends are people who, as the quote says, “know all about you but like you anyway.”
As we put together Switch Witch, I thought about how a good witch and a bad witch could become true friends – by accepting who they each are individually and as a friend. And of course I tried to find the humor in it, so that we can all enjoy a good story with a little lesson and a lot of fun!
Put on your jammies, head on over to Sunset bug in a rug theatre, and snuggle in to laugh, participate, learn a little about friendship, and being true to yourself. Besides those great lessons, you also get to introduce your little one to the awesomeness of live theater. See you at the Playhouse!