Adventure Theatre announces ‘A Season of Finding’ for 2022-23, with four unique shows that tell stories about the journey of searching and seeking to find ourselves.
The four shows include the regional premiere of “On the Wings of a Mariposa,” a poignant musical “The Gift of Nothing,” a stage adaptation of the beloved book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” and the highly anticipated world premiere of “Poop! The Musical.” These shows take audiences to magical forests, ancient lands, and all the way back to the neighborhood block.
Adventure is excited to welcome you to our show! As we move to indoor performances and in the spirit of protecting the most vulnerable in our community, a few friendly reminders:
The season begins with the regional premiere of “On the Wings of a Mariposa,” based on Barbara Joosse’s children’s book “Ghost Wings.” The play, set amidst the annual migration of monarch butterflies and the Day of the Dead, follows ten-year-old Pilar as she uses a scarf filled with her grandmother’s scent to relive memories of her beloved abuelita. As time passes, the scent fades and with it, Pilar’s memories. Convinced she will lose her abuelita forever, Pilar attempts to recreate the scarf’s scent. When unexpected results occur, mother helps the young girl understand “when you love someone, they never really leave you.”
Featuring the characters of Patrick McDonnell’s MUTTS comic strip, and faithfully adapted by McDonnell, Aaron Posner, and Erin Weaver, “The Gift of Nothing” tells the story of Earl the enthusiastic pup and Mooch the curious cat. Today is a special day and to celebrate, Mooch has decided to give Earl a present, but can he decide on what to give the dog that has everything? This little gem of a show teaches children that the joy is not in the gift, but in the act of giving.
This play is based on the Caldecott Honor award-winning book, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems. When a bus driver takes a break from the route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place – a pigeon! And you’ve never met one like this before!
Taro, a young Asian American boy, faces the ridicule and bullying of his classmates when he accidentally “poops in his pants”. Too ashamed to talk to anyone or return to school, Taro can only confide in his “best friend”—a stuffed toy rabbit named Blackberry, who invites three special friends to visit Taro to help him overcome his shame by taking him on a “magical” journey through space and time.
Our 2019-2020 season features an amazing team of female directors who are illustrating beautiful works that have never been seen on ATMTC’s stages. We are so excited to bring our perspective and energy to these productions based on familiar and beloved stories. We hope you are too!
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