Standing Rock Cultural Arts and The New World Children's Theatre present

"The Authority" (What Happens When You Don't Follow The Rules)
-An Original Two Act Play written by the kids!
-A World Premiere!

May 18-20, 2012
-Friday, May 18. 7:30pm
-Saturday, May 19. 7:30pm
-Sunday, May 20. 3:00pm

African Community Theatre, Terrace Drive. KSU Main Campus
-Oscar Ritchie Hall at KSU, Kent, OH

ADMISSION: $5 General. $3 Students/Seniors.

MORE INFO: 330-673-4970

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Images from the Play.

"The Authority" (What Happens When You Don't Follow The Rules)


Fast forward to fifty years in the future. No one is allowed to question the past. Children are not allowed to answer telephones. Clara's mother is "disappeared" by the Authority. Clara must assemble a crew of adventurous friends to help find her mother. The search leads to a cavernous laboratory under the Eiffel Tower. The Authority is hard at work trying to develop Tritonium which will give them supernatural powers and make them invincible!!! Tritonium is three times more powerful than plutonium.
Unknown to The Authority, A Rebel Group led by Tai Lung (aka The Green Ninja), is meeting in The Catacombs of Paris to overthrow The Authority. Can Clara and The Rebels rescue Mother from The Jellyfish Death Trap in time? Or will BOB, the Authority Leader and his pack of Hungry Dogs capture Clara and her friends before they have a chance to interrupt his plans?
Answers await in the African Community Theatre, May 18-20.


The New World Children’s Theater began as The New World Puppet Theater at the North Water Street Gallery in Kent, Ohio, in January of 1993. Originally, it was comprised of home-school children. Throughout the years , however, it has grown to include public-schooled children as well. Eventually, the troupe outgrew the puppets and the ensemble became The New World Children’s Theater, which has produced 26 plays since 1994. In addition to the emphasis on original playwriting, the company is dedicated to using recycled materials in the construction of its sets and props. This fosters an understanding of a sustainable planet as well as an understanding of how to work with limited resources. The only requirement is an active imagination.

The New World Children’s Theatre is always looking for donations to support students from low income families as well as our our ongoing activities. Donations are tax deductible and can be made to Standing Rock Cultural Arts, 257 N. Water St., Kent, Ohio 44240.

Thank you for supporting the kids.

Jeff Ingram/Director
New World Children’s Theatre


1. One for the Money, Two for the Show 1993
2. Her Child, Her Master 1993
3. Erie 1994
4. The Face of Fear 1995
5. Juliette’s Balcony 1995
6. The Butterfly Princess 1995
7. East of the Sun, West of the Moon 1996
8. The Case of the Canine Kidnap Caper 1996
9. Ruckus in Portage County 1996
10. Attack of the Killer Coral 1996
11. Bizzare 1997
12. Return to Atlantis 1998
13. Ironic Mousse 1999
14. Skits-o-phrenia 1999
15. The Tycoon 2000
16. Channel Zero 2001
17. Le Poulet Sans Tete 2002
18. The Giving Tree (original adaptation) 2003
19. Zoo Escape 2004
20. Wild Things 2005
21. Island of Stray Cats 2006
22. Fits vs. Fats 2007
23. Elyia and The Ghosts of The Missing Animals 2008
24. The Furture is Now 2009
25. Through The Onion Patch (When People Fall Through Holes) 2010
26. Through The Onion Patch II (When People Learn To Drive) 2011

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are always looking for sponsors to help cover expenses for our art and educational activities. Donations are tax deductible.

Checks payable to:

257 N. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240

Thank you to our current sponsors: The Ohio Arts Council, The City of Kent, The DuBois Family Foundation, The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The Sylvia Coogan Memorial Foundation, The Kent Environmental Council, The Western Reserve Land Conservancy, The Kent Stormwater Department, The Portage Area Regional Transit Authority (PARTA), Family and Community Services of Portage County, City Bank Antiques, The Akron Beacon Journal, The Home Savings Bank, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Woodsy's Music, Kent Parks and Recreation, The Pan African Studies Department of Kent State University, Wild Goats Cafe, Taco Tantos, Rays Place, Main Street Kent, 91.3 The Summit Radio, Mr. And Mrs. Don Schjeldahl, Abruzzo’s Wine and Homebrew Supply, The Hoppin Frog Brewery, Walt and Nancy Adams, The Lucky Penny Creamery, Totally Cooked Catering, The Master Gardeners of Portage County, Jim Burris of The Universe, and Edwin George, Cherokee.

We now also offer reasonably-priced memberships to assist in the cause. Membership fees, benefits, and forms are available on our website. Donations and memberships are tax deductible.

Thank you also to our current members: Daiv Whaley, Andrea and Rick Stahl and Family, Ken Robinson, Bill and Shirley Mars, Jim Vandenboom, Lisa Coffman, Maj Ragain, LuAnn Csernotta, Anne Haas, Emily Parker, Vicki and Joe Bocchicchio.

Thank you for supporting the Arts!

For information:
Phone: 330-673-4970