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Hylton Performing Arts Center Hylton Family Series Presents Garry Krinsky “Toying with Science”

Garry Krinsky-Photo by Lewis Becker Photography
Photo by Lewis Becker Photography

MANASSAS, Va., Aug. 15, 2013 – Young and old alike will have the opportunity to discover the fascinating and fun world of science when Garry Krinsky presents “Toying with Science,” a delightful and dynamic afternoon filled with circus skills, mime, comedy, original music and plenty of audience participation. This exciting afternoon performance comes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. as part of the Hylton Family Series. Now entering its third year, this popular series encourages families to enjoy and experience the arts together.

First commissioned by the Museum of Science in Boston, this imaginative program explores scientific principles of gravity, leverage and fulcrums, as well as simple machines, through memorable songs, witty humor, stunning theatrics, interactive demonstrations and lively science-based toys. Krinsky offers many opportunities for audience interaction by inviting several youngsters from the audience to join him onstage to participate in juggling and balancing activities under his guidance.

For more than 35 years, Garry Krinsky has entertained and educated audiences in countless schools, theaters and festivals with his extensive theater background, non-stop energy and animated movement, which has earned him the reputation of being a “living cartoon.” Krinsky co-founded the Patchwork Players and was an original member of both the Boston Buffoons and the Wright Bros., a New England-based vaudeville troupe. He created “Toying with Science” in 1995, and has since performed the program at performing arts venues and festivals across the country. Krinsky has also been invited to appear on NBC’s “Today” and at Lincoln Center’s “Out of Doors.”

The 2013-2014 Hylton Family Series continues with The Cashore Marionettes’ “Simple Gifts” on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 2 p.m.; Imago Theatre’s “Frogz” on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 2 p.m.; and Pushcart Players’ “Happily Ever After – A Cinderella Tale” on Sunday, March 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. and

4 p.m. Please visit HyltonCenter.org/family for more information about these performances.  

Tickets for GARRY KRINSKY’S “TOYING WITH SCIENCE” are $5 for children and $15 for adults. Visit the box office (open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit HyltonCenter.org. The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. FREE parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center. For more information, please visit HyltonCenter.org. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/HyltonCenter and follow us on Twitter at @Hylton_PAC. 

About the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Dedicated to bringing a world-class performing arts venue to the Prince William region, the Hylton Performing Arts Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. Soaring more than nine stories and boasting a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry, the 85,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, as well as university-related activities. Modeled after the intimate European opera houses of the 19th century, Merchant Hall is a 1,123-seat multipurpose proscenium theater, which is encircled by 27 private boxes that rise three levels. The Gregory Family Theater is a flexible, 4,400-square foot space that can be configured for many different types of performances and events. In addition, the Didlake Grand Foyer, with its sweeping staircase, provides an ideal setting for community, corporate and social events. The Hylton Performing Arts Center, the only building of its kind in the area, is sure to quickly become the cultural hub of Prince William County and the surrounding communities and is a shining example of collaboration and commitment to the arts.

About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.

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