Acting Up Theatre Company proudly presents "The Library of Rock" written by Chad Patterson.
When Tommy walks into the library of the town he just moved to, he is in for a surprise. The library from his old town of Dullsville was one that had big wooden shelves, hard wooden chairs and even more wooden people. He wouldn’t even know that they were alive if they had not said, "Shhhh!" all the time. So the only things he knows about libraries are that they are places you sat, read and shut up. As he quickly finds out in his new town of Rockville, that is not what is expected at all… Music is celebrated, games are played, arts and crafts are made and you can never judge a book by its cover (literally and figuratively). Tommy meets fellow patrons like hip hop artist, DJ Dustcover, pop star, Lady Goo Goo and the very unexpected librarian, Mr. Rock. Tommy learns to embrace this new library and all of the rocking good fun that comes with it. He learns lessons about not judging books or people by the way they look on the outside and also learning to think outside the box and letting himself see things in a different light. Because he opens his mind, he sees that the library is so much more than just stuffy bookshelves and shushing; it is a place that truly rocks and is alive with art and culture!
This is an original play with LIVE ACTORS specifically written and designed for your Summer Reading Theme. We pride ourselves each year in providing a 35-40 minute original story that is funny, theme driven and entertaining to all ages. We believe that our fast moving action, colorful characters, up to the minute pop culture references, slap stick comedy, a heart-warming moral and AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION are a winning recipe for your Library event. This is our 19th YEAR of having a different story each year. We believe in entertaining the entire family; when people ask what our age range is, I say 3-93. We keep the little kids, older kids, and the young at heart all engaged. I don’t care if you are a child registered in the summer reading program, a teenage babysitter, a parent, daycare provider or a grandparent, you are all considered our target audience! All we need is an electrical outlet, a 10' x 10' space and we are set for FUN!
-Chad E. Patterson, Owner