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Three performances of “Oskar’s Not So Simple Comeback” on Thursday, Oct. 6, will open the 2022-23 Children’s Performing Arts Series at SFA.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Children’s Performing Arts Series at Stephen F. Austin State University will open its 2022-23 season on Thursday, Oct. 6, with three performances of Alley Theatre’s “Oskar’s Not So Simple Comeback.”

The Children’s Performing Arts Series, presented by the Micky Elliott College of Fine Arts, features curriculum-enhancing programs presented by Texas artists. “Oskar’s Not So Simple Comeback” targets children in kindergarten through fifth grade. When Oskar starts attending school in person again after an extended period of remote learning, he’s excited about joining his classmates for his favorite activity: Sportsball! But much to his dismay, his skills have deteriorated, and he’ll have to find a way to restore his talent and confidence, according to Diane Peterson, Fine Arts Box Office manager and director of the children’s series.

“After trying to tackle his problems on his own, Oskar is compelled to find connection and support from his peers, his teachers, his parents, and his community, finding the solution to all his woes comes in the unlikeliest of places,” she said.

Performances are at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium on the SFA campus. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. This show is funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The Children’s Performing Arts Series features shows designed to entertain, educate and engage young audiences of all ages, according to Peterson. Other upcoming CPAS performances include “The New Little Red Riding Hood” Thursday, Nov. 10; “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical” Wednesday, March 1; and “Reading and Rhyming with Mother Goose” Wednesday, April 26.

To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website at cpas.sfasu.edu for additional information.