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Slingsby Theatre Company

The Young King
Zoom Family Programming

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What is the human cost of great riches? In this adaption of an Oscar Wilde short story, a young king learns the true origins of his wealth and must make a choice.

Featuring live, original music and an ingenious stage set filled with surprises, this sophisticated show will speak to children’s natural curiosity and sense of justice. This will be Australian company Slingsby’s second visit to the Wexner Center, following their presentation of The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy in 2011.

SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE: Please note that the 1 PM Sunday performance will be adapted to better serve audiences with sensory sensitivities and other needs. Modifications will include maintaining soft lighting in audience seating area throughout the performance, lowering the overall volume of sound elements, allowing for audience vocalization and movement, and allowing for patron exits and entrances whenever needed. For more information about the experiential context of this show (social story), to arrange a free previsit, or to make ADA arrangements, please call Wexner Center house management at (614) 688-3890.

Free school performances are available for K–12 school groups May 15–17.  Please email edweb@wexarts.org for more information. 

"Slingsby Theatre’s beautifully staged adaptation of Wilde’s visionary parable has woven a spell that offers hope for a better world."
—Peter Wilkins, Canberra Critics Circle
Two actors look at confetti under a spotlight

Photo: Andy Rasheed

Four actors dresses as ushers in bowties, circular hats and suspenders

Photo: Andy Rasheed

A man plays the recorder on stage

Photo: Andy Rasheed

Two people pull back the curtains to a small stage door

Photo: Andy Rasheed

An illuminated silhouette of a young king

Photo: Andy Rasheed

About the Artist(s)

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

Megan and Mark Kvamme

 

GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Heirloom Café

 

SUPPORT FOR FREE AND LOW-COST PROGRAMS

Huntington Bank

Cardinal Health Foundation

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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