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March 23, 2016

Lincoln Center Presents World Premiere of "Meet Me at the Fountain," an Original, Immersive, Interactive Adventure on Campus for Children, April and May 2016

Lincoln Center News

Eric M. Gewirtz

212.875.5049

[email protected]

 

WORLD PREMIERE OF LINCOLN CENTER’S

ORIGINAL, IMMERSIVE CROSS-CAMPUS ADVENTURE FOR CHILDREN:

MEET ME AT THE FOUNTAIN

April 30, May 21 and 22

 

NEW YORK, NY (March 23, 2016) — This spring, families will have the chance to embark on Lincoln Center’s first-ever site-specific, interactive adventure, and a chance to experience the iconic performing arts center in a brand new way. Lincoln Center’s LC Kids program presents the world premiere of Meet Me at the Fountain, the first in a new series of immersive experiences, and part of Lincoln Center’s commitment to children’s programming. The first adventure of the new Meet Me at the Fountain series is Episode I: The Canary Flies at Midnight, and will have three weekend performance dates, Saturday, April 30, Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22.

 

Meet Me at the Fountain is an original creation, taking participants on an adventure throughout the Lincoln Center campus. Participants join the ranks of The Eyes of the Fountain, an underground league of cultural crime fighters who keep Lincoln Center’s iconic stages safe from sabotage, and help unravel a diabolical plot to unhinge an international opera diva before her big debut. The adventure lasts 30 minutes, with 10 sessions on each date, for a group of up 14 participants per session. The audience works together with actors at iconic locations around Lincoln Center to solve the mystery and save the opera star. Meet Me at the Fountain is recommended for ages 7 and up.

 

Meet Me at the Fountain is LC Kids first original commission, and is the creation of Drew Petersen, who has written the script and directs the interactive production. Petersen is also the playwright behind Up and Away, a Lincoln Center Education commission designed for children on the autism spectrum. He is also the Associate Artistic Director of the New York-based Trusty Sidekick Theater Company, known for its bold, and original theater productions for young people and their families.

 

Tickets for Meet Me at the Fountain: Episode I: The Canary Flies at Midnight are $25 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at kids.lincolncenter.org or by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500. LC Kids members at the $125 level and up are eligible to receive ticket discounts to Meet Me at the Fountain. Membership to LC Kids is free, with additional membership options starting at $125, which offer pre-sales, ticket discounts, and additional opportunities for family-friendly programs at Lincoln Center. Further information about events and membership is available at kids.lincolncenter.org.

 

Support for LC Kids programs and events is provided by Disney.

 

Generous support is also provide by Barbara and James Block, Joseph Bae and Janice Lee, Amanda and John Waldron, The Robertson Family, and Joseph M. Cohen

 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program,  David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit lincolncenter.org.

 

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