Reviews for Pollyanna Theatre Company Performances

Review: A Playground Superhero by Pollyanna Theatre Company

Review: A Playground Superhero by Pollyanna Theatre Company

by Michael Meigs
Published on October 28, 2012

Pollyanna has a patent pedagogic purpose: showing audience members the positive effects of inclusive play and showing that a bully may not be inherently bad. His behavior may be caused by stress and unhappiness.

Pollyanna's script by Andrew Perry, a regular collaborator, presents primary school audiences with Aaron Alexander as a gleefully imaginative young boy arriving at a new school.  He and Griçelda Silva as his mother are a plucky pair, moving to a new town without the boy's father, who is absent on assignment somewhere -- perhaps with the military.  The boy has a sunny disposition and makes friends easily.  His games and his ...

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