Children’s Theater At Jones Library on 12/1

The Multi-Arts Children’s Theater Company production of “The First Connection” by Xinef D’Agnos will be performed at the Jones Library, Goodwin Room on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5 pm.  Admission is free to the public.

“The First Connection” is a hilarious play about aliens trying to take over Earth. It is an entertaining and inspiring play where the unexpected happens.

Play synopsis: An alien race has searched for a new planet to inhabit for many years, and decide to target Earth. The aliens arrive in the form of a female teenage robot named Emma to study humans in high school in preparation for world domination. Instead, the aliens find friendship, and learn about human emotions.

This performance is in conjunction with the Amherst Arts Night Plus program which promotes free cultural events held in and around downtown Amherst, MA on the first Thursday of each month. Participating venues host gallery openings, concerts, lectures, and other creative events.

A second performance will be presented on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Northampton Community Music Center (NCMC), 139 South St, Northampton, MA at 5 pm.  Donations accepted to benefit NCMC and the Northampton Patent’s Center.

The playwright, Xinef D’Agnos, an alum of Multi-Arts, is a published author, and writer who has written and directed several plays for Multi-Arts summer camp. Mr. D’Agnos also teaches creative writing workshops to adults for a youth development program, and works with social justice initiatives though the creative arts. He is also a choir director, and acting director of the arts at Hope Community Church of Amherst.

Sonia Arrubla is the artistic director of the Multi-Arts Children’s Theater Company. A former Colombian theater and television actor, Sonia graduated from New York University’s prestigious Film and Television MFA program in 2001.  She currently works as a theater director and film editor. Her short films have won various international awards.

Multi-Arts, a non-profit organization, has been offering world-class, innovative performing arts programming for children ages 4 to 12 for over 16 years. Its mission is to introduce the arts to all children, regardless of their financial status and/or ethnic background, and to present the children’s work to the larger community. Classes are taught by internationally renowned performers and teachers who work side by side with the children to create original theater productions integrating several arts into a single project. For more information, please visit www.multi-arts.org.

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