Peppercorn Theatre at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem Celebrating the power of dreams, self, and family during the Summer 2016 Season


Peppercorn Theatre at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem has been producing original theatre works for the children and families of Winston-Salem and the surrounding communities since 2010. Collaborating with the unique venues of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Krankies Coffee, Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, SciWorks, The Children’s Home, SECCA, and their home at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, Peppercorn has toured the Winston-Salem community bringing their stories to life. Peppercorn’s Summer 2016 Season will feature three newly commissioned performances for audiences age 6 to 106.

This year’s Summer 2016 Season will kick off with Proceed Moon: A Dream at Reynolda written by Harry Poster, Peppercorn’s Artistic Director, and directed by Thomas Rowell. Proceed Moon is set at Reynolda House as the estate is preparing their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lights have been hung from the house and Shakespeare’s flowers have been planted. Everyone is involved, except young Rosalie who could play the lion and the fair maiden, or both even! When something goes awry, Rosalie’s vision is awakened. See how magic is made on the estate, and how one small voice can make the moon shine brighter. Catch Proceed Moon at Babcock Auditorium, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, on June 10-12 and 17-19.

Peppercorn’s July performance, Flor to Somewhere, written by Christina Quintana and directed by Rebecca Cunningham, follows Winston-Salem’s newest superhero, Flor, who hails from Mexico City, and is equipped with an invisible rocket ship. Flor is faced with the challenge all great superheroes have to face, how to find home. With the help of the friendly spirit of a Greek restaurant owner, Flor travels through time to discover what it takes to turn “nowhere” into somewhere. Flor to Somewhere will premiere at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, July 8-10 and 15-17.

The 2016 Summer Season will end with The Tourist Trap, an original musical, written by John Bowhers, with new music composed by the folk band, The Blue Eyed Bettys, and directed by Harry Poster. The Tourist Trap tells the tale of Rose and Eugene Wayward who find themselves stranded with a broken down car, leading them to discover an unbelievable adventure lying just around the bend. The Steppup Family, a band of bluegrass-playing puppets, welcome the travelers to their struggling roadside attraction, where the Waywards discover the incredible potential of family, no matter what size, shape, or color it may come in. The Tourist Trap is being presented as a ‘Pay What You Can’ performance. Attendees may pay whatever they are able to, whether it is $1 or $100. Peppercorn Theatre at the Children’s Museum of Winston Salem strives to make theatre available to all audiences of Winston Salem. See The Tourist Trap August 5-7and 12-14 at the Arts Council’s HanesBrand Theatre.

To guarantee seating for the 2016 Season, be sure to get your tickets early. Tickets are on sale now. For tickets and more info, visit


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