Austin the Unstoppable
By Barry Wyner and Daniel Israel
Commissioned by George Street Playhouse through the Victoria J. Mastrobuono New Work Development Program, Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.
Reigning master of the X-box and junk food junkie, eleven-year-old Austin must face the long-term consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle when he learns his mother has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. In partnership with ShapingNJ, this new musical comedy explores the challenges of one family learning how to make healthy choices together.
This fun, upbeat musical engages audiences in the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise by celebrating how positive change can occur through the power of love, hard work and support.
The performance is appropriate for students in grades 3-8 and lasts approximately 60 minutes, including a post-play discussion.
Admission is free but reservations are strongly encouraged.