**This post has been sponsored by The Eisemann Center to bring you this experience. All opinions are 100% our own!**
We have a great giveaway to share with you, courtesy of The Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. We have four tickets to an Eisemann Center Presents Family & Broadway Specials production – The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook for one lucky reader! This moving and humorous story plays at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, at the Eisemann Center in Richardson.
The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook is David Harrell’s story of childhood and growing up. Born without his right hand and fitted with a prosthetic hook before starting school, he sits on the sidelines at recess until the game becomes Peter Pan. He makes a perfect Captain Hook but grows tired of playing the part and wants instead to play a hero.
The performing arts piece looks at what happens when we decide not to be defined by our circumstances. What happens when we change the game? David brings us funny and colorful characters from his childhood and serves as a storyteller and a performer, teaching the importance of accepting and including others who may not look the same way we do.
This heartwarming story encourages audiences to recognize our universal shared experience. The play serves as a catalyst for discussion of broader themes of diversity and inclusion. David proves that disability is not a heroic obstacle to overcome but a unique aspect of one’s life. It’s a beautiful reminder that we are all unique and awesome.
The Eisemann Center serves the entire North Texas region, offering entertainment and special events. Since opening in 2002, the Eisemann has been recognized as one of DFW’s leading performing arts facilities. The Eisemann Center has been working hard to find artists and performances which engage the community beyond their walls. Their educational outreach programs in 2019 come from Jeffrey Siegel (Keyboard Conversations®); David Harrell – The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook; Paul Taylor Dance Company; Sammy Miller and The Congregation; The Second City Touring Company; and the cast of Childsplay – Shh! We Have A Plan.
And don’t forget they also offer Eisemann Extras workshops prior to each Family Theatre Series show. The super fun Extras program starts at 1:30 p.m. on the day of every show and always features something children are sure to love – from petting zoos to tea parties. Pro tip: Space is limited so sign up for the Eisemann Extras program.
The Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts is located at 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson in the Gatalyn Park Urban Center, just south of the intersection of Central Expressway and the President George Bush Turnpike. The DART Rail’s Gatalyn Park Station on the Red Line is just a few hundred feet from the Eisemann Center’s entrance. Tickets for The Boy Who Would Be Captain are $25 each and are available online or by calling the ticket office at 972-744-4650.