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Childsplay, founded in 1977, is a professional childrens theater company. The theater company founder David Saar recognized during his Master of Fine Arts studies that children could benefit in big ways from professional theater and after graduating, began performing in local classrooms. To this day Childsplay offers three annual touring productions that stop and perform at hundreds of schools throughout the state. In addition the company’s annual programming also includes nine months of in-house shows performed at the Tempe Center for the Arts. We love to take the kids to Childsplay, not only because we know the experience will leave them with a nice morals lesson, but also because it's fun for the adults as well. For more than three decades the company has offered history and even math and grammar lessons incorporated into shows presented by a talented professional troupe though their own interpretations of well-known stories and original plays written just for the Childplay troupe.