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''Peril on the Red Planet' headed to art museum; win tickets!

Posted August 23, 2010
Updated August 25, 2010

The N.C. Museum of Arts' summer concert series will feature a family-friendly show this weekend.

Set in the not so distant future, "Peril on the Red Planet" tells the tale of a 13-year-old whiz kid's efforts to save Mars' human inhabitants from death by famine. Along the way and with her robot sidekick, she learns lessons about the importance of community, responsibility, teamwork and sacrifice.

"Peril on the Red Planet" is the work of the Open Dream Ensemble, a professional outreach program of the UNC School of the Arts. The group is made up of professional dancers, actors and musicians all trained at the School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. And it performs original theater productions for young audiences across the southeast.

"Peril on the Red Planet" is geared to kids in grades three to eight.

It's scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at the N.C. Museum of Art. General admission is $10. Tickets for kids ages 3 to 12 are $5 each. Hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn and other fare will be available for purchase. Click here for details and to buy tickets.

So let's start a quick contest for two packs of four tickets:

To enter the contest, just answer the following question in the comments:

Have you ever wished for a robot sidekick?

This contest ends at noon Aug. 25. Two winners will be chosen at random. The winners' users names will be posted here by 9 p.m. Aug. 25 and an email will be sent to them. They must respond by noon Aug. 26 or a runner-up will be chosen.

Congratulations to our winners! Please check your emails and get back to me: lowerylily and akennemur


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  • akennemur Aug 24, 2010

    Absolutely! I watched Lost In Space as a kid and was hooked. Now as a mom with two kids I would LOVE to have a robot to assist :)

  • emilykaysmith Aug 24, 2010

    Yes, I would love a robot sidekick! He'd get all the dirty jobs, washing the dog, cleaning out drains,etc...I'd name him dude.

  • allisonrrodrigues Aug 24, 2010

    No, but if I thought there was one available, I would use it to organize my coupons with my groceyr shopping list!

  • morticia94 Aug 24, 2010

    yes-to do all the housework! like the one on The Jetsons!

  • mrea Aug 24, 2010

    Oh yeah. The robot from Lost in Space is a favorite,

  • thestella2 Aug 24, 2010

    I did when I was a kid because I was an only child and then I figured it would be someone to play with and I could tell the Robot what to do, sort of like a parent or teacher! Now my daughter who is 3, pretends she has robot friends, she too is an only child!

  • pinkyogurt Aug 24, 2010

    I did when I was a kid!

  • karenrwing Aug 23, 2010

    I never wanted a robot sidekick, but my dd loves robots and she would love it.

  • threeredtoes Aug 23, 2010

    I think a robot sidekick would be great.