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Oct 08

Snow in the Jungle / Nieve en la jungla – Opening in Maddy’s Theatre at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine
Location: 250 Thompson's Point Road, Portland, Maine 04102, US
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine presents Snow in the Jungle / Nieve en la jungla in Maddy’s Theatre.
Show dates: October 8 – November 13.
Ideal for ages 4-9 and their families.
Based on the book by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar.
Adapted by Nicole McNulty. Directed by Robbie Harrison.
Snow in the Jungle/ Nieve en la jungla is produced with permission from Child’s Play (International) Ltd.
Dates and times are subject to change.* Tickets are $15 per person for adults and children. Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount.

About The Show: Nieve loves her tundra friends, snowy hills, and polar treats. When her mom gets a new job far away, suddenly Nieve must leave everything that she knows. In her new home, vegetation grows thick and green, animals eat strange yellow fruit with a peel, and it is hot. Very, very hot. This little polar bear finds her way through the anxieties of moving to a new place where “only her mother’s hug feels the same as always.” This bilingual English & Spanish play is intended to foster belonging, celebrate the generosity of others, and offer young audiences a chance to imagine themselves as a Polar Bear in the Jungle.

A Nieve le encantan sus amigos de la tundra, los cerros nevados, y los postres polares, pero cuando su mamá consigue un nuevo trabajo, Nieve tiene que dejar todo lo que conoce. En su nuevo hogar, la vegetación crece larga y verde, los animales comen una extraña fruta amarilla con una cáscara, y hace calor. Mucho, mucho calor. Esta osita polar descubre la ansiedad de mudarse a un nuevo lugar, donde el abrazo de su mamá es lo único que sigue igual. Esta obra bilíngüe inglés-español sirve para promover la pertenencia junto a celebrar la generosidad de otros, y ofrecer a los jóvenes una oportunidad de imaginarse como un oso polar en la jungla.

**Pay What You Can** The Museum & Theatre is offering two Pay What You Can performances of *Snow in the Jungle/ Nieve en la jungla* in hopes that everyone who wants to attend the show can do so without the financial barrier. Pay What You Can performances are **Sunday, October 16 at 3pm** and **Sunday, November 3 at 3pm.** **American Sign Language (ASL) Provided** Dates coming soon. *ASL interpretation for the season is provided by the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.* NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. **Ticket Information** The Theatre lobby opens 30 minutes prior to each show, and the doors to the theatre open 15 minutes prior to showtime. Tickets to theatre shows are non-refundable and transferable pending space and availability in other performances. Late seating is permitted.