SEATTLE: Seattle Children’s Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season, which includes The Diary of Anne Frank in a co-production with Indiana Repertory Theatre.
The season will open with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (Sept. 13-Oct. 21), created by Jonathan Rockefeller and based on the book written by Eric Carle. The colorful production will inlcude 75 puppets and will also feature several of Carle’s other books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Next will be Idris Goodwin’s And in this Corner: Cassius Clay (Oct. 11-Nov. 25), based on the childhood of Muhammad Ali. Malika Oyetimein will direct.
Following that will be a new adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit (Nov. 1-Dec. 30), by Margery Williams. Purni Morell, company leader of the London Children’s Theatre and former artistic director of London’s Unicorn Theatre, will direct this contemporary imagining of the classic story of friendship between a toy bunny and a young boy.
Following will be The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Jan. 24-March 10, 2019), adapted by Dwayne Hartford from the book by Kate DiCamillo. This story follows an exquisitely fashioned toy china rabbit, Edward Tulane, as he experiences love and loss on a tumultuous 20-year journey. Courtney Sale will direct.
Next up will be Balloonacy (March 13-May 5, 2019 and June 18-July 7, 2019), by Barry Kornhauser. Rita Giomi will direct this story of an Old Man whose normal routine is shaken up when a red balloon floats into his apartment.
Finishing the season will be The Diary of Anne Frank (April 4-May 19, 2019), by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Janet Allen will direct in a co-production with Indiana Repertory Theatre.
Seattle Children’s Theatre will celebrate its 44th season of producing professional theatre, educational programs, and new scripts for young audiences.