2013 Capital Fringe Show Preview: ‘Kids in Space’ by Matt Fox

Join the Global Interplanetary Space Corps. 

See the Solar System. 


Captain Blappten and First Mate Kate want YOU to join their crew. See the Earth shrink to the size of a tennis ball as you take off, and see the sights – from Mercury to Pluto and back to Earth.

Kaleidoscope Theatre Company is proud to present Kids in Space, opening July 13 at the Goethe Institut Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Kids in Space features Bethany Michel as Captain Blappten and Kathleen Mason as First Mate Kate.

“Space is a fun subject for kids, and we hope that they will enjoy this awesome space adventure,” said Rob Cork, Artistic Director, Kaleidoscope Theatre Company, who is also directing this production.

“I’ve been a space geek since I was a kid, and this was a great opportunity to merge my interests in space and theatre. Kids in Space has been in active development since last year, and thanks to the members of our company and local playwright and actor Mario Baldessari we’ve got a fun script to bring to the Capital Fringe Festival,” said Cork.

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Kids in Space was written by Matt Fox and is performed by Matt and his wife Jo to students in the U.K. Their company Spacefund has granted Kaleidoscope Theatre Company an exclusive license to present Kids in Space in the United States.

Kaleidoscope Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in Alexandria, Virginia in 2002. Its mission is to bring the magic of live theatre to children and their families. Other productions include a two-person version of, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Will Rogers’ U.S.A, a solo piece that played the Capital Fringe Festival in 2012 to rave reviews.

For more information on this and Kaleidoscope’s other productions please contact Rob Cork, [email protected], or (703) 912-4005.



Kids in Space will play at the Goethe Institut Gallery, 812 7th Street NW DC
Saturday July 13 at 12:45 pm
Tuesday July 16 at 5:00 pm
Friday July 19 at 6:30 pm,
Sunday July 21 at 2:00 pm
Saturday July 27 at 12:15 pm.


This production is presented as a part of the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.


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