2020 -2021 Young Audience Series
Performances at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees
Please check box office for specific performance dates and times
Show has been cancelled out of an abundance of caution for our volunteers, artists, and patrons
By Joseph Robinette, adapted from the story by E.B. White
Directed by Ricky Rojas
Wilbur, a sweet young pig is saved by kind Fern when he is about to be butchered. Charlotte, the brilliant spider, determines to keep him safe once and for all. The "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig" is the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with Wilbur safe, and doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship and love.
Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatic Publishing
EXCALIBUR! THE STORY OF YOUNG KING ARTHUR
March 27 - April 17, 2021
by Michele L. Vacca
directed by Melissa Rodriguez
The grandeur of ancient British and Welsh legend and lore brought to life through the eyes of the fabled master of Wizardry and Wit, the Magical and Mysterious Merlin the Enchanter, who re-creates the exciting and dramatic story of how young Arthur came to be one of the most celebrated Kings of legend.
Produced by special arrangement with CLASSICS ONSTAGE of CHICAGO
THE SECRET GARDEN
May 22 - June 19, 2021
by Thomas Olsen
directed by Kathryn Noser
A dark spell of sorrow and mystery hovers in the air as the young orphan, Mary Lennox, arrives at Misselthwaite Manor, the Yorkshire estate of her uncle Archibald Craven. The desolation of the surrounding moors, the puzzling reticence of the servants, and the grim demeanor of her uncle provide a less than warm welcome for the spoiled, friendless child. Left to her own devices, Mary takes to exploring the grounds and comes upon a walled garden, locked for over ten years. Once discovering how to enter, Mary decides that this place will be her secret refuge and she begins to tend the garden alone. Inside the manor, another secret lurks and this mystery is so deep that is will take all of Mary’s determination and courage to solve it.
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences