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Two Beloved Bedtime Stories, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, Brought to Life at NYU’s Skirball Center, May 9

March 19, 2009
N-340, 2008-09

The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, known for its innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading, will bring to life two beloved bedtime stories-Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny-for one show only on Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m., at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University. Tickets for the show are $22 and are available at, by phone at (212) 352-3101, or at the box office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

This will be a Sign Language Interpreted performance.

Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon and Clement Hurd’s The Runaway Bunny both feature endearing rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery. Very young audiences (ages 2-7) will enjoy the show with a reassuring sense of security and peace, while being effortlessly introduced to the performing arts and the excitement of reading. The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, founded in 1972, presents unique adaptations of children’s literature that have delighted more than 4 million young people on four continents. The theatre emphasizes imaginative design elements, original music, and challenging texts.

The Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny double-bill caps the season for Skirball’s Big Red Chair Family Series, which included fun and affordable multi-arts performances geared toward the entire family. The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, now in its fifth year, is the premiere venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for NYU and lower Manhattan. For a current listing of the Skirball Center’s 2008-2009 season of events visit:

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, presented by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

  • When: 11 a.m., Saturday, May 9
  • Where: New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South)
  • Tickets: $22, general admission. Tickets can be purchased on the center’s website, by phone, or at the box office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Details: (212) 352-3101 or

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Richard Pierce | (212) 998-6796

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