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The Cerulean Time Capsule (U.S. Botanic Garden Collaboration)

The Cerulean Time Capsule (U.S. Botanic Garden Collaboration)

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Sunday, October 25, 2015

Events for Young Audiences

in this site-specific theatrical adventure at the USBG's Conservatory, a botanist who has time traveled from the year 2041 needs your help in finding the mythic "Cerulean Time Capsule" in order to save the world! Age 7+.

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Note: This performance DOES NOT take place at the Kennedy Center.

A world premiere Kennedy Center co-commission with the U.S. Botanic Garden
The Cerulean Time Capsule

A site-specific theatrical adventure at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Created by Jonathan Shmidt Chapman and Drew Petersen
from the Trusty Sidekick Theater Company

Directed by Drew Petersen
Cast features Aaron Bliden, Adi Stein, Russell Sunday, and Andrew Ross Wynn

Meet Benjamin Peale, a botanist who claims to be a time traveler from the year 2041. He needs your help to stop a critical discovery from happening in the U.S. Botanic Garden--one that will bring catastrophe and destruction to the world as we know it! Help him find the mythic "Cerulean Time Capsule" before it's too late. Be alert. Be vigilant. Time is of the essence if you want to change the course of the space-time continuum in the name of botanical security. Don't miss this immersive, interactive, and site-specific theatrical event that whisks small groups all around the Conservatory on a botanical adventure of a lifetime. Your future self is depending on you!

Most enjoyed by age 7 and up.

Program Duration: Approximately 30 minutes. Performed throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays inside the Conservatory at the U.S. Botanic Garden. The first performance time slot is 10:30 a.m.; the last performance time slot is 4 p.m.

NOTE: The 4 p.m. performance on Saturday, Oct. 17, will be sign-interpreted.

NOTE: This is a FREE event. Due to its small-group nature, this performance can accommodate up to 12 audience members at one time. Patrons may sign up for free admission to a time slot in person at the USBG on a first come, first-served basis. For a nominal fee per person, patrons will be able to reserve a specific time slot in advance on the USBG website. Please visit