THE TROUBIES ARE BACK TO THE GEFFEN WITH FUNKY PUNKS!

Last Season's Saturday Scene Hit Returns With Another Crazy Circus Extravaganza

LOS ANGELES, February 24, 2012 – Get ready for nonstop, knee-slapping, belly-laughing fun as the critically acclaimed Troubador Theater Company returns to the Geffen Playhouse to share their delightful world of wonder and whimsy.  The silly and the spectacular join forces for Funky Punks!, a high-energy, interactive circus performance, which includes everything from puppets, stilt-walkers and jugglers to trampoline tricksters, super slippery table sliders and even a plunger!

Funky Punks! is recommended for children ages five to 11 and will be brought to life on Saturday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse.  The performance will be followed by complimentary snacks donated by returning sponsors Gelson’s Market and Pretzel Crisps. Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults or can be purchased as part of a subscription (which packages three or more shows and begins at $30).  Tickets can be purchased through the Geffen Playhouse box office and online at geffenplayhouse.com.

FUNKY PUNKS!
Saturday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse
Recommend for kids age five - 11 

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ABOUT GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE’S EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS
The Geffen’s education and outreach programs seek to make the cultural resources of the Geffen Playhouse available to all of Los Angeles’ diverse communities. The wide range of programs focuses on serving populations in need from ages 3 to100 through programs such as Saturday Scene, School Tours, Student Matinees and the theater’s award-winning CREATE program.

ABOUT THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE
The Geffen Playhouse has been a hub of the Los Angeles theater scene since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works and second productions, the Geffen Playhouse continues to present a body of work that has garnered national recognition.  Named in honor of entertainment mogul and philanthropist David Geffen, who made the initial donation to the theater, the company was founded by Gilbert Cates, and is currently helmed by Artistic Director Randall Arney, Managing Director Ken Novice and Chairman of the Board Frank Mancuso. Proudly associated with UCLA, the Geffen Playhouse welcomes an audience of more than 130,000 each year, and maintains an extensive education and outreach program, designed to engage young people and the community at large in the arts. For more information, please visit geffenplayhouse.com.

ABOUT THE FUNKY PUNKS AND TROUBADOR THEATER COMPANY
“The Funky Punks” is the children's entertainment brand offered to the young and young at heart by critically acclaimed Troubadour Theater Company. A Not-for-Profit organization, Troubadour Theater Company is one of five arts organizations selected to program youth entertainment at the Miles Memorial Playhouse located in the city of Santa Monica. The ‘Punks’ are ambassadors of goodwill performing for charitable causes including: animal conservation, California Literacy Night for LAUSD, Children with Autism and other local and statewide youth programs.