Serenbe Playhouse wants your trash. More specifically, your recyclables.
Beginning today (Feb. 6), the professional theater in Chattahoochee Hills invites you to help create its set for The Little Mermaid, running March 28-April 22. The underwater world will be made entirely from recycled materials.
Serenbe, entering its ninth season, is committed to producing site-specific (outdoor) performances that connect art, nature and the community. Its “Trash to Treasure” initiative asks neighbors, theatergoers and anyone with excess stuff to drop it off at a designated site near the theater.
Set designer Shannnon Robert and team are looking for plastic bottles (all shapes, sizes and colors); milk jugs; aluminum cans (especially purple Monster Energy drinks); clear plastic sheets; six-pack rings; drinking straws; chicken wire; vegetable and grocery bags; blister packs from berries; black plastic sheets; drop clothes; and bottle caps.
The Little Mermaid, a Disney musical, features an Alan Menken-Howard Ashman-Glenn Slater score (“Part of Your World,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “Kiss the Girl”) and a book by Doug Wright. The cast includes Niki Badua and Chase Peacock (both from Miss Saigon) and, as the villainous Ursula, Deb Bowman (Cabaret). Details and tickets HERE. The Broadway original ran for eight months and earned two Tony Award nominations.