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Cahoots NI

Penguins

Family Programming

Three humans portraying penguins looking out a window

In this wonderful introduction to contemporary dance for young audiences, Irish company Cahoots NI explores the true tale of two male penguins in New York City’s Central Park Zoo who adopted and raised a baby chick.

After swimming and playing together happily, these two penguins set up a nest and tried to hatch a rock. An attentive zookeeper brought them an egg that needed fostering and the two friends became real parents. Initially reported in the New York Times, this story has been the subject of multiple picture books exploring themes of love, acceptance, and family. Bring your young children and enjoy original music, an ingenious set, and engaging choreography in a child-friendly environment.

Free performances are available for school and homeschool groups on Friday, March 6. Attendance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Maria Joranko at mjoranko@wexarts.org or (614) 292-6493 for more information or to register.

"Penguins brought out a sweet spot for all the ages…a really creative and relevant production for children to go and see—simply delightful."
—Claire Dukes, Ocelot (UK)
Three humans portraying penguins looking out a window

Photos courtesy of Robert Day and Cahoots NI

About the Artist(s)

Penguins is supported by Culture Ireland and is coproduced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Prime Theatre.

THIS PRESENTATION MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Huntington Bank
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kaufman Development
Cardinal Health Foundation
Megan and Mark Kvamme 

COMMUNITY PARTNER
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 

THIS WORK MADE POSSIBLE BY
Culture Ireland

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