This Is Not a Pipe Dream

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in FISHER THEATER (60 minutes)

Curriculum Connections:  Art, History, Geography, Communication and Language Arts, Imagination

Suggested grade levels: 3-8

Inspired by the life and work of the surrealist painter Rene Magritte, the story follows a young boy who wants to be an artist. Though his desire is dismissed by his father as “a pipe dream”, he is encouraged by his mother and begins a quest into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of Magritte’s famous paintings. A celebration of art, the imagination, and the ways in which they help us confront life’s traumas and mysteries.

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