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Childsplay: The Girl Who Swallowed A Cactus

DATE: May 11, 2019
TIME: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PRICE: There is no charge for tickets.

Doors to Dorrance Hall open at 10:30 a.m.
When school is out, there’s nothing to do and the desert sun beats down hot, Sheila and her friends find themselves in search of something – anything – interesting to explore. So when a walking, talking and surprisingly well-dressed coyote shows up, the kids find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime! Filled with magical realism and surprises at every turn, this funny story of friendship and imagination will bring the desert landscape to life. Families will love this brand new, original, one-woman play, told by actor Kate Haas–all by herself!
Recommended for ages 5 and up. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Click the PURCHASE TICKETS button to reserve your free tickets.
Act I: 50 minutes
Actor Talk Back: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 60 minutes


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