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Quick tip: La Jolla Playhouse’s latest POP Tour show focuses on military families

Jan. 29, 2018. San Diego. CA. USA | POP Tour Home of the Brave. |Photos by Jamie Scott Lytle. Copyri
Kendrick Dial, Carolyn Agan, Julia Cuppy and Taylor Henderson (from left) in “Home of the Brave.”

The latest show in La Jolla Playhouse’s POP Tour program — which commissions a new, youth-minded stage piece to visit local schools each year — is made up of scenes and stories about kids in military families.

Lee Cataluna’s “Home of the Brave” (a co-commission with Honolulu Theatre for Youth) was inspired by interviews with military children in San Diego and Hawaii.

Each of its school performances is introduced by a Playhouse teaching artist; the work also will land back at the La Jolla theater for public performances in March.

The familiy-minded show is described as ideal for students in grades 3 to 6.

Home of the Brave’

When: Now touring San Diego County schools. Public performances: 1 and 3 p.m. March 10-11 at La Jolla Playhouse’s Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, Playhouse / UC San Diego Theatre District.

Tickets: For public performances, $9-$12.

Phone: (858) 550-1010

Online: lajollaplayhouse.org. (To book a school performance, contact Paola Kubelis at (858) 228-3046 or pkubelis@ljp.org.)

jim.hebert@sduniontribune.com

Twitter: @jimhebert