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Children's Theater

​The Port Washington Play Troupe Children’s Show was dedicated to staging classic stories for children with large inter-generational casts (ages 8 to 80)!


The last production of the Children's Show was The Emperor's Tales, two classic stories by Hans Christian Andersen, presented in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen's Church (May 2014). View images here.

A well-deserved curtain call for The Emperor's Tales in May 2014. Photo by Janis Schachter.

Past Productions

While the complete history of our Children's Show isn't yet archived online, view images of productions since our 2013 revival below.

The Emperor's Tales

St. Stephen's Church, 2014


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Alice in Wonderland

St. Stephen's Church, 2013


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About the Play Troupe Children's Show


Play Troupe began producing plays for children just three years after its founding. But in 1947, Charlotte Merriman, principal of Main Street School, partnered with the Tangerman family (Elmer, Molly and Judith) to officially found the inter-generational Children’s Show. For generations, it has helped entire families enjoy telling stories together.



Did you know? Hollywood actress Eaddy Mays credits the Children's Show with inspiring her to pursue a career as a professional performer.

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