Ocean Planet Theater

Live theatrical performances will be a unique component of the Ocean Planet exhibition. The Ocean Planet Theater will present live performances of ocean-related plays, storytelling, and a puppet show throughout the April 1995 through January 1996 showing of the exhibition in Washington, D.C. A 50-seat theater space will be constructed at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) adjacent to the exhibition hall, and will be dedicated to Ocean Planet programming. Two plays, one puppet show, and several storytelling pieces will be developed for the Ocean Planet Theater, with each production targeting a different age group. Although the theater space is not part of the design of the traveling show, the scripts, sets, props, and costumes developed for the NMNH venue will be made available to the Ocean Planet host museums.

The Ocean Planet Players are John Kirkman, Anji Long and Victor Steele. Danielle Eifler is house manager and Drucy McDaniel is director.

The Sea Theater is adjacent to the "Ocean Planet" exhibition. Theater programs are presented Wednesday through Sunday, April 22 through Aug. 20 and Sept. 14 through Nov. 26. Performance times: 10:30 and 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Seating is limited. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, free passes will be distributed outside the theater on a first-come, first-served basis. For a recorded message, call (202) 786-2759.

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

gene carl feldman (gene@seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov) (301) 286-9428
Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)