OCA has announced ticket sales for the spring production of Shrek the Musical, JR. The Running Man Theater Company production will take place on April 26 and 27, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College. The production is presented by Massey Foundation. Shrek the Musical, JR marks the company’s expansion from one performance to two paid performances.
The Running Man Theater Company is Central Florida’s premier theater company for actors of all skill levels. A program of OCA, A Special Place for Special Needs, the Running Man Theater Company strives to create fun and inclusive theater works, ranging from well-known classics like “Beauty and the Beast” to their own original productions.
Running Man Theater Artistic Director Marianne DiQuattro was recently named “Educational Hero of the Year” by Spectrum News 13’s “A Salute to Everyday Heroes,” largely for her work with the Running Man Theater . Dr. DiQuattro, an acting professor at Rollins College, invites his students to join the cast of Running Man Theater productions. “As an artist with a disability myself, I think it’s very important to be visible to other young people with disabilities so that they can see a model in which the world of theater is becoming more and more inclusive, of telling stories of people with disabilities and giving them opportunities to then play,” DiQuattro said.
OCA is dedicated to providing opportunity and community by focusing on the capacity of people with autism and other special needs. Core programs include camps, recreation for school-aged children, and job training for adults. Specialty programs include The Running Man Theater Company and Special Olympics.
“We are thrilled to see our participants shine in this production. We are grateful to our community partners, Massey Services and Rollins College,” said OCA Executive Director Silvia Haas. “What our partners see is what we see – players ready to take it to the next level.”
For more information about The Running Man Theater Company and all OCA programs, visit GoOca.org or contact OCA at [email protected] or by calling (407) 808-7837.
Shrek the Junior Comedian
Presented by Massey Services
Date: Tuesday April 26 – and Wednesday April 27
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Annie Russell Theatre, Rollins College
Tickets: $12 at GoOCA.org/RunningManTheatre