August 10, 2018
7pm kids preshow, 7:30pm performance.
The Voelker Orth Museum
Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
The garden is the perfect setting for Hip to Hip Theatre's spirited, richly costumed, family-friendly productions. From family betrayals to fairytale endings, King Lear and All's Well That Ends Well delve into seduction, violence, and the courage it takes to be an outsider. Hip to Hip Theatre bring their two new productions into the Voelker Orth's garden.
Come early! Starting at 7pm, Kids & the Classics is the companion piece to Hip to Hip's performances. This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4-12. It introduces children to the characters and situations, creating links between the play and their own lives through theatre games and reading of text.
Fun for the whole family! All performances are free and open to the public. Seating provided in the Garden which is also accessible for wheelchairs. Performances run 90 minutes. Note: The performance is cancelled in the event of rain.
All's Well That Ends Well
Having restored the King's health. Helena requests Count Bertram's hand in marriage but he flees. Shakespeare's courageous heroine must stop at nothing to bring him home.
Address: 149-19 38th Ave.
Flushing, NY 11354
About The Voelker Orth Museum
The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden occupies a home that was purchased by a German immigrant named Conrad Voelcker who emigrated from Germany in 1881. After his death in 1930, the house became the home of his daughter, Theresa Voelker and her husband, Dr. Rudolph Orth. Their daughter, Elisabetha Orth, who lived in the house most of her life, in her will established the organization which now runs the museum. The immediate goal of the organization was the restoration of the Voelker Orth homestead. More than a century old, this house has been the home of a single family for nearly its entire history and has changed little since the days of Conrad Voelcker.
A distinguishing feature of the museum is the garden, containing plants that were once regular favorites in the Victorian era. The garden is maintained using eighteenth century propagation methods and gardening techniques, such as hand pruning and the use of natural fertilizers and pesticides. Serving as a sanctuary, the garden’s many varieties of berry bushes and trees attract migrating birds, such as orioles, mockingbirds, and hummingbirds, as well as local species like cardinals and blue jays. In June and July, the butterfly bush attracts monarchs, swallowtails, and other species, and the bee hive is home to a thriving colony of honey bees which produce a modest amount of honey for their educational programs.
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