Tickets are still available for the Pushcart Player’s performance of “Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories,” at Union County Performing Arts Center on October 7.

The next installment in Union County’s Sensory Friendly Theater series, “Little Red Riding Hood” is one of several performances specially designed for children with autism and related disabilities.

“Blending innovative settings and sing-a-long songs, this performance provides the perfect opportunity for people of all ages to take advantage of the Sensory Friendly series, even if it’s their first theater-going experience,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. 

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As part of Mirabella’s “Putting People First” initiatives, the series is designed according to guidelines that help to reduce disturbances for youngsters who experience heightened sensory sensitivity.

Union County worked with Autism Friendly Spaces, LLC  to design the series and Paper Mill Playhouse and the Children’s Specialized Hospital assisted in making the program possible.

“Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories” is an enchanting collection of classic tales which, in addition to “Little Red Riding Hood,” also includes “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Princess and the Pea,” and Hans Christian Anderson’s “All’s Well That Ends Well.”  All seats are $8 per person and performances begin promptly at 2 p.m.

For further information on ticketing or the performance itself contact the Union County Performing Arts Center at 732-499-8226 or visit them online at www.ucpac.org

The Union County Performing Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation operating in the historic Rahway Theatre.  Conveniently located in downtown Rahway at 1601 Irving Street, this historic landmark is the cornerstone of the Rahway Arts District. The theater is a beautifully restored 1920’s era former vaudeville house and movie palace owned by the County of Union and managed by the nonprofit Union County Performing Arts Center.