Final Weekend for New Play by Kaleideum’s Peppercorn Theatre, Stoo’s Famous Martian-American Gumbo
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 25, 2019) —The newest production from Kaleideum’s Peppercorn Theatre, Stoo’s Famous Martian-American Gumbo, a play for young audiences ages 6 & up, is entering its final weekend, July 26-28. The show, written by Matt Barbot and directed by Kaiser Ahmed, is performed at the Arts Based School, 1380 N Martin Luther King Jr Drive, in Winston-Salem. In this out-of-this-world play, Stoo, a Martian boy, discovers that he can’t grow his favorite fruit from Mars now that his family lives on Earth. Together with his diverse group of human friends, Stoo sets out to invent a brand new “special food” using delicious things found on Earth. The result is a “Martian-American gumbo” – and a heartwarming tale about the unifying power of friendship, music, and sharing a meal.
Show is a heartwarming tale about the unifying power of friendship, music, and sharing a meal
One of the ways Stoo engages audiences is through taste. Each audience member receives a sample pack of foods that Stoo and his friends experience throughout the play and is prompted at the right moment to taste each one with the characters. Stoo’s Famous Martian-American Gumbo features Kemari Bryant (Stoo), Shanice Goode (Kacey), Karla Hernandez-Gonzalez (Billy), Salma Elsaie (Amira), Thao Nguyen (Tim), and Jasmine Fuchs (Jen).
As a special perk for Kaleideum members, Peppercorn Theatre is offering FREE tickets for all final performances. Members sign in at downtown.kaleideum.org/peppercorn/shows/stoo/ to receive their free tickets. Non-members can use the code STOO2 to receive a $2 discount per ticket. The 50-minute play is performed in the Alex Ewing Blackbox Theatre at the Arts Based School (1380 N Martin Luther King Jr Drive) where there is plenty of free parking available. For more information, visit kaleideum.org.