There are evening activities galore scheduled for Friday, but here’s one you might not have considered: attending the Columbia Children’s Theatre’s production of “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type.”
Without your children.
It’s not as crazy as it might sound. That’s because Friday night marks the return of CCT’s adults-only Late Night Date Night, a no-kids-allowed (and no holds barred) performance event that takes place once during each production run.
“It’s the one show where we encourage improvisation and innuendo,” said artistic director Jerry Stevenson. “It gives us a chance to share some fun we have backstage.”
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Although the show is pay-what-you-can at the door, audience members willing to spring for a $10 full-price ticket will have the option of giving the cast a single word that they must work into the show.
“It’s hilarious, because no matter what the word is, we figure out a way to make it happen,”Stevenson said .
“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type” is based on the comic Caldecott Award-winning children’s book of the same name about a group of farm animals who find an old typewriter in their barn and use it to send letters to Farmer Brown requesting warm blankets on cold nights. When he refuses, they go on strike.
“The story is really about compromise, but told in a funny way that children can understand,” Stevenson said.
Late Night Date Night begins at 8 p.m. at Columbia Children’s Theatre, on the second level of Richland Mall above the Food Court.
For tickets and other showtimes, visit columbiachildrenstheatre.com
Katie McElveen, Special to The State