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The Play Factory Performance Series (Grades Pre K – 4) presents professional theatre productions for children. Performances are typically one (1) hour in length, and are open to the public as well as school, camp and community groups. All performances take place in Kean University's Wilkins Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, New Jersey.

Our 2017 performances are:

Bright Star Touring Theatre’s 
The Velveteen Rabbit
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

This literary classic is routinely named one of the top books for children. A heartwarming story about a stuffed rabbit and its quest to become real, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates unconditional love and true beauty with a strong anti-bullying message.

Pushcart Players' 
Stone Soup & Other Stories
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

A well-seasoned blend of folk tales from Africa, India, Eastern Europe, and our own United States, with a gentle emphasis on the joy of reading.

Yates Musical Theatre's 
Hansel & Gretel/Goldilocks & The Three Bears
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

A delight to the heart and to the senses, this is a double bill of two cherished favorites. Colorful costumes and lively music and dance bring the beloved characters to life before your very eyes, complete with witch, dancing bears, and resourceful children.

All seats are $15, with a discounted group rate of $10 available for groups of eight (8) or more.

Please contact Heather Kelley at 908-737-4077 or hkelley@kean.edu. Groups reserving prior to May 5 will additionally receive an "Early Bird" discount of $50 off total purchase.

Single tickets may be purchased by calling 908-737-SHOW (7469) or clicking below. Seating is general admission, but preference is given to school, camp, and community groups.