Up, up and away go your anxieties, at least during the show, when the B Street Theatre’s family series presents “The Flying Machine: The Story of the Wright Brothers” starting Saturday, Feb. 11 at The Sofia (2700 Capitol Ave.).
You and your young ones will learn more about the two aviation pioneers, and have a few laughs along the way. B Street outlines the basics:
“‘The Flying Machine’ follows the Wright brothers as they battle fate, physics and foul weather to become the first to achieve motorized human flight. Since childhood, Orville and Wilbur Wright have been fascinated with the idea of human flight. The varied, ill-fated attempts of certain brave souls throughout history inspire these two bicycle mechanics from Dayton, OH, to take up the challenge of flight for themselves.”
The cast consists of Greg Alexander, Amy Kelly, Jason Kuykendall and John Lamb. Jerry Montoya, who wrote the play, directs.
The play will be staged nine times: at 1 p.m. on Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26, and March 4; and at 4 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 26. Tickets are $19 for children and $24 for adults, and may be purchased online.
B Street’s family series continues April 15 through May 6 with “Winnie-The-Poo.” Here’s how the live-theater organization describes that classical adaptation:
“Christopher Robin has just moved into a new neighborhood and he isn’t happy. Despite kids constantly knocking on his door and asking him to play, Christopher Robin would much prefer to stay inside and play with his favorite stuffed animals. To bring him out of his shell, his father A.A. Milne tells him wondrous tales of his beloved toys and their many adventures. Adapted from A.A. Milne’s original story, ‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ brings your favorite characters to the stage and shows audiences of all ages the importance of friendship.”
For more about B Street’s offering, visit its website.