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THE DOT

January 17, 2020 thru February 17, 2020

Based on the book by Peter H. Reynolds
© 2003 by Peter H. Reynolds
Originally published by Candlewick Press
Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.

2018 Children’s Literature Award Author
Christopher Award Winning Book

ONE LITTLE DOT MARKS THE BEGINNING

ALL AGES

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“Just make a dot and see where it takes you.” When Vashti’s teacher asks her to draw a picture, Vashti insists she’s not an artist and makes an angry dot to prove her point. But when Vashti’s teacher frames her dot and hangs it up, Vashti is sent on a surprising journey of self-discovery. This charming fable about the power of the creative spirit comes to life through music and dance this winter with our continuing collaboration with Escalate Dance.

COMING SOON:   PHOTOS + VIDEO  |  CAST + CREATIVE   |  STUDY GUIDE

 

DATES & SHOWTIMES

Fri 1/17/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 1/18/2020 – 1:00 PM
Sun 1/19/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM * ( * Pay What You Can Performance )
Mon 1/20/2020 – 10:00 AM

Wed 1/22/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 1/23/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 1/24/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 1/25/2020 – 10:00 AM * & 1:00 PM ( * Sensory Friendly Performance )
Sun 1/26/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Wed 1/29/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 1/30/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 1/31/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 2/1/2020 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Sun 2/2/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Wed 2/5/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 2/6/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 2/7/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 2/8/2020 – 10:00 AM * & 1:00 PM ( * ASL Interpreted & Audio Described Performance )
Sun 2/9/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Wed 2/12/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 2/13/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 2/14/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 2/15/2020 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Sun 2/16/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Mon 2/17/2020 – 10:00 AM

Pay What You Can Performance: Sunday, January 19, 2020, 4:00 PM
Sensory Friendly Performance: Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
ASL Interpreted & Audio Described Performance: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM

PHOTOS & VIDEO

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TIPS & RESOURCES TO ENJOY THE SHOW

  • READ THE BOOK
  • WATCH: Video Teaser – Coming Soon!

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SHOW BACKGROUND

WHO’S WHO

PETER H. REYNOLDS (Book Author) is the award-winning author and illustrator of The North Star, The Dot, and Ish. He also illustrated the bestselling Someday by Alison McGhee, Tess’s Treeby Jess M. Brallier, and the bestselling Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald.

Peter and his twin brother, Paul (now his business partner), were born in Canada but moved to a Massachusetts suburb when they were 3 years old. They made their first foray into publishing at the age of 7, when they began producing their own newspapers and comic books on their father’s photocopier. An incessant doodler since childhood, Peter credits his unique brand of humor and his love for the absurd to growing up with “very eccentric British parents” who were fond of watching Monty Python. “It was not a normal house,” he recalls. From his parents he also inherited an appreciation for tea, which he uses both as a beverage and an art medium.

Peter is the president and creative director of FableVision Studios in Watertown, Massachusetts, where he produces award-winning children’s broadcast programming, educational videos, and multimedia applications, Peter was recently honored by Verizon as Literacy Leader of the Year (USA). The author-illustrator lives with his family in Dedham, Massachusetts.

JENNIFER KIRKEBY (Playwright) has been involved in theatre for over 25 years as a playwright, actress, choreographer, director and teacher. She has worked with Stages Theatre Company for over a fifteen years, writing the memorable productions of Dot and Tot of Merryland, Madeline’s Christmas, The Frog Prince, Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Twelve Dancing Princesses, all published by Dramatic Publishing, as well as Harriet and Walt; The Mitten, Owl Moon; Aladdin and His Magical Lamp; The Paper Bag Princess; Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; Giggle, Giggle Quack; Duck for President; If You Give a Moose a Muffin; Llama, Llama Red Pajama, Llama Llama Holiday Drama, Bear Snores On, The Snow Queen; The Velveteen Rabbit; and last season’s The Nightingale. Other work includes Eyes Wide Open, a touching play about a teenage girl struggling with anorexia, which continues to tour schools. Jennifer is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., The Playwrights’ Center, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

JAMES LEKATZ (Composer) – James Lekatz is a music director and composer in the Twin Cities. As a music director he has predominantly collaborated with Black Dirt Theatre, Mixed Precipitations, and Stages Theatre Company. As a composer at Stages Theatre Company, he has written the music for James and the Giant Peach, the ballet The Snow Queen, and musical version of The Velveteen Rabbit, in addition to many songs for workshops and conservatory programs. With the Minnesota Historical Society, he has a reoccurring holiday production about the history of Victorian Carols. He has worked with many companies within the Twin Cities and London, England.  He holds a B.A in Theatre Arts, and a Certificate of Completion from the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).

 

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