The Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Library in Port St. Joe is wrapping up its summer reading program by taking wing.
“Flight”, a presentation of the Atlantic Coast Theatre, will be held 11 a.m. ET at the library.
The show is aimed at children 5-14 and is free and open to all.
“The cost for this show would normally be out of our range,” said Nancy Brockman, Coordinator of the Gulf County Libraries. “But thanks to a grant from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs for underserved counties, we are able to bring this to the community.”
“Flight” explores man’s fascination with the skies including the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, the Space Race between the U.S. and Soviet Union and the history and accomplishments of NASA.
The show combines creative staging, original music and audience participation and encourages audiences to think about the future of flight and “be inspired to become pioneers reaching for the stars themselves,” according to ACT website.
The show is tailored to fold in history, music, character education, audience participation and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).
The Atlantic Coast Theatre was founded in 1999 and aims to marry entertainment and education through quality theater performances.
There group has several professional touring companies; others include “The Snow Queen” and “Florida Treasures.”
Each company includes trained professional actors dedicated to arts education, according to the company.
Each performance lasts 40-50 minutes and is followed by a question-and-answer period and meet-and-greet with the actors, time permitting.