AmerenUE, The National Theatre for Children Team up to Teach Children about Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 9, 2009 — The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum brings the live theatrical show “Boomerang Jack and the Unseen Green Machine” to Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The performance will be held in the Wendy Kurka Rust Theatre, 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, at 1 p.m. on Monday Jan. 12. The show is free to the public. 

“Boomerang Jack and the Unseen Green Machine” is performed by professional actors from The National Theatre for Children. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., The National Theatre for Children specializes in writing and performing educational programs for children nationwide using simple sets and audience participation. “We are pleased to be able to present this fun, exciting production about energy conservation and renewable energy,” says AmerenUE President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Voss. “Our kids are one of our most influential audiences.” “Boomerang Jack and the Unseen Green Machine” features a cast of memorable characters, including the evil Great Waster of Energy, ace reporter Aberdeen Jean, the absentminded Professor Whatshisname and Boomerang Jack himself. The 25-minute program delivers important messages of energy conservation and renewable energy to educate children in grades K-6. Free educational materials will be available, including grade-appropriate workbooks and teacher guides.  For more information, contact the Crisp Museum at (573) 651-2301.