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Kings Park carnival kicks off this week

Next month, Airmid Theatre will stage a children’s play about fairies and talking swans at Nissequogue River State Park in Kings Park.

This week, the small theater company is offering bumper cars.

Airmid’s second annual carnival will begin Wednesday and close Sunday at Kings Park Plaza shopping center on Indian Head Road. It will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Airmid, a Long Island group founded in 2000, specializes in classic plays written by women and also offers business training seminars based on theater techniques.

Proceeds from the carnival, run by Airmid and a Stony Brook company, Dreamland Amusements, will help the theater troupe produce two shows this summer, said Tricia McDermott, Airmid’s producing artistic director and founder. The carnival will offer a variety of foods and rides, such as bumper cars, McDermott said.

“They told me it’s going to be chock-a-block full of rides this year, even more than last year,” she said.

This year’s plays include a children’s show, “Jack and the Princess Who Never Laughed,” opening July 5, and an adult-oriented production, “A Little Betrayal Among Friends,” which opens July 27. The shows will be performed outdoors at the park.


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