Dramedy for young audiences. 35-40 minutes. 4-6 any gender. Suitable for middle school and older performers, and audiences of all ages.
Premiered at Utah Valley University (Orem, UT).
Sam is slow getting ready this morning. The grown-ups in the house expect their kid to share their hurried lifestyle, and they're not pleased. Just as Sam prepares to hop to it, the sloth living in Sam's upper bunk tickles the child's nose and triggers a sneeze. Sam goes from rushing to get ready for school to having the day off...and going on fantastical adventures with Sloth! As the pair zip from adventure to adventure inside Sam's bedroom, Sam learns that there is indeed a time to go fast, but even more important in our fast-paced, hurried world, a time to go Nice & Slow.
"Nice & Slow offers children an engaging alternative to an adult world that comes at them too fast. Kindergarten through second grade audiences were always engaged by the story and by the antics of the sloth and the other fantasy characters. It's a great show to tour to elementary schools." - Playwright and Theatre Professor John Newman, Utah State University
"In a day and age where kids are stressed out and overscheduled, Nice & Slow is a lovely reminder for kids, parents and teachers that not only is it okay to go slow – but sometimes it's absolutely necessary – resulting in the enjoyment of life and overall well-being of the family."– Director Heidi Harrison Mendez