2022-23 Season • A Season of Possibility



RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

7 AND UP | JAYCEES STUDIO | April 28-May 21, 2023

Based on the book: RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE | © 2016 by Kate DiCamillo Originally published by Candlewick Press | Used with permission by Pipin Properties, Inc. | Play written by Jeannine Coulombe



Growing friendship solves life’s unanswerable questions.

Florida, 1975. A trio of friends embark on a dizzying adventure fraught with humor, poignant revelations, and the Little Miss Florida Tire Competition to discover that compassion can overcome life’s biggest obstacles. Based on the first novel in Kate DiCamillo’s award-winning trilogy.


RUN DATES: April 28-May 21, 2023
LOCATION: Jaycees Studio Theatre
APPROPRIATE AGES: Ages 7+
DURATION: Aprx 60 Minutes



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Growing friendship solves life’s unanswerable questions.

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CREATIVE TEAM BIOS



JEANNINE COULOMBEJEANNINE COULOMBE (PLAYWRIGHT) - Jeannine is a Minnesota native and the author of more than 10 full-length plays and numerous shorter works. Her plays have been seen at Clubbed Thumb, Manhattan Repertory, Producer’s Theatre, Stage Left, History Theatre, Theatre Unbound, Thirst Theatre, Minnesota Fringe, Ebullient Theatre, Playwrights Center, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota-Duluth and A Theatre Company. Her work has been published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, and Heinemann. Ms. Coulombe won the University of Iowa’s IRAM Award for Best New Play (HUMMINGBIRDS, 2003), the Maebaum Award (BEAKERS, 2002) and the National AIDS Fund CFDA-Vogue Initiative Award from the Kennedy Center (THE VACANT LOT, 2001.) She was also an alternate for the Jerome Fellowship (2003) and a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference (2002 & 2006.) Ms. Coulombe received her MFA from the University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop and her BFA in Theatre and BA in History from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. In addition to playwriting, she was a founding member of the Twin Cities company Theatre Unbound and has worked locally as a director, producer, dramaturg and costume designer.





KATE DICAMILLIOKATE DICAMILLIO (AUTHOR) - Kate DiCamillo is the author of many books for young readers. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (Flora & Ulysses in 2014 and The Tale of Despereaux in 2004); the Newbery Honor (Because of Winn-Dixie, 2001), the Boston Globe Horn Book Award (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, 2006), and the Theodor Geisel Medal and honor (Bink and Gollie, co-author Alison McGhee, 2011; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, 2007). She is a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Emerita, appointed by the Library of Congress. A native of Florida, Kate now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.