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Illinois American Water partners with theater group to present water education play to Lincoln schools

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[February 11, 2012]  A live theatrical show, "The Water Pirates of Neverland," will be presented to elementary students in Lincoln this month. The 25-minute show is fun and interactive while sharing information about water conservation and preventing pollution.

HardwareThe show is brought to schools by Illinois American Water and the National Theatre for Children, based in Minneapolis, Minn. The national touring company uses simple sets and audience participation to teach children about the importance of water.

"By presenting a wise water use message through entertainment, we are able to teach children about good environmental practices in a way they can relate (to) and enjoy," said David Schonauer, operations superintendent for Illinois American Water in Lincoln. "This program teaches children important ways to protect and conserve one of nature's most valuable resources."

The troupe will present the show to thousands of students in Illinois American Water's service areas. The performances are part of Illinois American Water's education program for children and are offered to local schools free of charge.  

(See schedule below for performances in Lincoln schools.)



National Theatre for Children:

"The Water Pirates of Neverland"

[Text from file received from Illinois American Water]



Time 1

Time 2



Feb. 13

11 a.m.


Zion Lutheran School

1600 Woodlawn Road

Feb. 23

1:15 p.m.

2 p.m.

Washington-Monroe Elementary

1002 Pekin St.

Feb. 24

8:45 a.m.


Jefferson Elementary

710 Fifth St.

Feb. 24

10:15 a.m.


Northwest Elementary

506 11th St.

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