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THE OVERNEATH! at Friends for Life (Show + Workshops)

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Coronado H

Orlando, FL

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THE OVERNEATH! is a laughter-and-tears inducing interactive theater experience.

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There’s only one thing Marina has to do: open the heavy box she’s been carrying for millions of minutes, miles and footsteps. In all of that time, she had never looked inside… until now! But when Marina finds herself in a new and wonderful place, surrounded by a group of people, large and small, with whom she finally feels she can open it -- her task becomes much more complicated than it initially appeared! Without her awareness, a guest moved in and took up residence inside the box! In a story of magical realism filled with discovery, magic, puppetry, and song, Marina comes to know the tricky nature of what the box holds -- and the terrors and wonders of unabashedly facing the truth.

The show is followed by two 75 minute workshops:

  1. A Make Your Own BETES! session for children

    Each child will make their OWN puppet and create a short scene sharing THEIR story!

  2. A facilitated discussion for parents led by Dr. Ken Gorfinkle and Kimberly Kaar

    Following the show, a leading clinical psychologist and peer parent leader will hold an intimate conversation to unpack the experience of the show and offer practical take-aways for parents to take back to their families.

The program is designed for children and tweens ages 6 - 15 and caregivers. Please indicate the age of your child(ren) when you RSVP, and consider making a generous donation to support the costs of puppet-making kits at this event and bringing this program to FFL! We are donating the program and very much appreciate your support!

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REVIEWS!

"The Betes program was very well received by both the children and parents of Camp Conrad Chinnock.
Starting with the opening introduction to the challenge of accepting diabetes as part of life, the message was delivered in a way the children could understand and was very entertaining. The Betes program appeared to open the parents to many of their own fears and anxiety of parenting a child with T1D, which I found very effective. "
- Dr. Rocky Wilson, Psychologist; Director of Camp Chinnock

“ I’m impressed - I can’t remember ever being at a performance meant to strategically reach out to the audience on one specific level. So this was a delight and eye-opening. As a person (parent in this case) whose life has been indelibly affected by diabetes, I was deeply affected. I related to it. My son’s situation was continually on my mind.
- Hulya Sakarya, Caregiver

"This program was for ME!"
- F, 11 years old, PWD

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THE OVERNEATH! is a program of THE BETES Organization.
www.thebetes.org

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