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Abira & the Mountain performance

March 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Attend a performance of Abira & the Mountain, sponsored by the ConnerStrong Foundation and the Fairfax County Special Education PTA. Performance by A Place to Be, there will have 2 shows at Robinson Secondary School, an afternoon matinee on Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm and one for middle schoolers on March 26.

Please join us for Abira and the Mountain! This event is FREE but tickets are strongly recommended.

Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm at Robinson Secondary School Russell Theater, 5035 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax VA 22032.

Abira is a princess in a wheelchair who is strong, curious and innovative. She longs to go out into the Kingdom to see what is beyond the castle walls but her parents are afraid of how their subjects might treat her and they keep her inside the castle. One day her brother sneaks her into the kingdom to see what she’s been missing. There, she meets others with disabilities, medical and mental health challenges, and she discovers that she can use her own life experiences to help them while also increasing her own self-worth.

A Place To Be’s newest original family production about acceptance, empathy and love is part of its Same Sky Project touring productions. Using the fun and power of theater, A Place to Be’s shows have delivered messages of hope and resilience through staged productions to Loudoun County’s public schools and throughout the region for the past seven years. Teens and young adults have been behind each of the productions which broach serious subjects such as stereotypes, suicide, and mental illness. Abira’s touring cast of 17 includes teens/young adults with many challenges including ADHD, anxiety, autism, blindness, cerebral palsy, depression, Down’s Syndrome, hearing impairments, speech disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. The lead, and co-author, is a young woman with quadriplegic cerebral palsy who helped A Place To Be develop The Same Sky Project productions to spread empathy and possibilities for all.Sponsored by the ConnerStrong Foundation and the Fairfax County Special Ed PTA

Questions? Please contact info@fairfaxcountysepta.org


March 23, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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