Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre to present ‘Toying with Science’

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts’ youngest fans will get an extra treat on April 13 when the downtown Hammond theater presents Garry Krinsky in “Toying with Science” at 2 p.m.

Young theatre goers will be in for a entertaining — and educational — treat on April 13.

That’s when Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Garry Krinsky in “Toying with Science,” a fast-paced, varied and dynamic program for children.

Scheduled for one performance at 2 p.m., “Toying with Science” is being presented as part of the theatre’s “Pajamas and Play” series, which is designed to make theater performances especially accessible and appealing for children.

“Kids are invited to wear their pajamas, robes and slippers to the 60-minute performances, no matter the time,” said Roy Blackwood, director of Columbia Theatre and Fanfare. “We even plan to send the kids home with cookies and milk.”

The production combines circus skills, mime, original music, and audience involvement in the exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums, and simple machines, Blackwood explained.

Krinsky and his audience will investigate basic scientific information and delve into the imaginations of scientists who have played important roles in the exploration and discovery of concepts that define our world.

Tickets for “Toying with Science” are on sale at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, located at 220 E. Thomas Street, or by calling (985) 543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances.

For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre office at (985) 543-4366 or visit

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