The Girl Who Swallowed A Cactus

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"Nothing but time... and imagination."

Five friends and a coyote on a mission to save the world.

School is out for the summer, the weather is unbearably hot and the boredom is heavy. But eight-year-old Sheila and her cohort of pals aren’t going to let the summer heat wear them down.

When topping their fantastical junk yard fort with a magical object draws a clever coyote into their midst, they all find themselves transported into the scorched desert, facing a series of perilous challenges.  Together they embark on an adventure to learn about the ways humans affect the environment and the animals with whom we share the planet, and take on the mission of saving the world from ourselves.

A unique twist on traditional storytelling, where a bit of moonlight brings a menagerie of found objects to life.  This new, original play shows the power of memory and imagination, and will captivate and inspire audiences of all ages.

Recommended for
Ages 6 - 11 and their families

1 Hour

Directed By: Simone Matheson

Performed By: Celeste Maria Fiallos

Stage Manager: Franco Pang

Eric Coble (Playwright)
Eric Coble’s plays have been produced on Broadway (Tony- and Pulitzer-nominated The Velocity of Autumn), Off- Broadway (Bright Ideas), in Disney Theme Parks (Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple), in all fifty states of the U.S., and on several continents. His plays for Young Audiences include award-winning adaptations of Lois Lowry’s The Giver and Gathering Blue, Ghosts In the Machine, The Storm In The Barn, and over a dozen others.

Awards include two AATE Distinguished Play Awards for Best Adaptation, an Emmy nomination, the Chorpenning Playwriting Award for Body of Work, the AT&T Onstage Award, National Theatre Conference Playwriting Award, an NEA Playwright in Residence Grant, a TCG Extended Collaboration Grant, the Cleveland Arts Prize, two Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Fellowships, and four Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Grants. 

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Wychwood Theatre 76 Wychwood Avenue
Toronto, ON M6G 4C7