2014-2015 Season Announced at SteppingStone Theatre

2014-2015 Season Announced at SteppingStone Theatre

For 27 years, SteppingStone Theatre has given young people a place to experience the joy of creation and a sense that they can make a difference
in the world. We keep this front and center every year and this season in particular. At no time has this been more important for today¹s young people.

We start the season with our delightful Rainbow Crow that tells a wonderful Native American story of self-sacrifice and altruism for the good of the entire community. Our ever-popular holiday extravaganza, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! shows how, when given the chance, every young person can come through and shine in ways that no one would expect.

For Black History Month, we¹re remounting Christina Ham's moving Civil Rights play, Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963. It imagines how the girls spent their last week, acting out their dreams of the future in a way that brings great hope, and shows how a great movement for change can come out of tragedy.

We¹ve created two brand-new plays this year too. Shooting Kabul tells a story that will resonate deeply with refugee and immigrant populations, showing how engaging in creativity‹in this case photography‹can bring about great change; and One Grain of Rice is based on a Hindu folktale that demonstrates the power of tenac­ity, cunning, and multiplication! And we finish the season with a new version of the classic tale, Jack & the Giant Beanstalk ­ you never know what can arise from a few magic beans!

Rainbow Crow
October 17-November 2, 2014
By Rhianna Yazzie. Music by Gary Rue
A SteppingStone Theatre Original
In this Lenape Native American story, you¹ll find out how the crow, once
known for a beautiful voice and colorful feathers, heroically sacrifices
that beauty to save the world. On the way, she discovers that inner beauty
and loyalty are more important than what¹s on the outside.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
December 5-13, 2014
By Barbara Robinson, based on her popular book. Produced by special
arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963
January 30-February 22, 2015
By Christina Ham
A SteppingStone Theatre Original
"What bothers me most is that their names have been virtually erased: they
are inevitably referred to as the four Black girls killed in the Birmingham
church bombing. Along with our memories of that horrible day and what it
symbolized, I would also like us all to consider what Carole Robertson,
Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair might have become." -Dr. Angela Davis
SteppingStone Theatre¹s acclaimed play takes this quote as a starting point,
and lets the Four Little Girls live out their hopes and dreams for the
future. Don¹t miss the play that was featured in commemorative events around
the country in for the 50th anniversary of the tragic day that galvanized
the Civil Rights movement.

Shooting Kabul
March 13-29, 2015
By Kim Hines. Adapted from the book Shooting Kabul. Text copyright ©2010 by
Naheed Hasnat. Published by Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Used with permission.
A SteppingStone Theatre Original ­World Premiere!

One Grain of Rice
April 24-May 17, 2015
By Dane Stauffer. Based on a folktale from India
A SteppingStone Theatre Original ­World Premiere!
A spectacular musical tale of greed, ingenuity and MATH!
When the prince hoards all his land¹s rice during a famine, a young girl
devises a brilliant way to feed the people‹get the prince to agree to give
her one grain of rice one day, then double the amount each day for 30 days!
At the end of the 30 days, it takes hundreds of elephants to carry away all
of the rice he owes!

Jack and the Giant Beanstalk
July 11-August 2, 2015
By Linda Daugherty

Performance Information:
Tickets for all performances are available at www.steppingstonetheatre.org
or call the box office at
651-225-9265.

Ticket Prices:
Youth and Seniors, Ages 2-17 and Ages 55 and up: $12.00 per person
Best Christmas Pageant Ever!: $14.00 per person
Adults, Ages 18-54: $16.00 per person
Best Christmas Pageant Ever!: $18.00 per person
Members: $9.00 per person
Small Groups of 8-19, any ages: $10.00 per person
Large Groups of 20+, any ages: $8.00 per person
Home school groups, any size, any ages: $8.00 per person

Upcoming Production:

The Reluctant Dragon
July 12-August 3, 2014
Based on the short story by Kenneth Grahame. Adapted by Steven C. Anderson.
Music by Dana P. Rowe, lyrics by John Dempsey
Not all dragons are scary, and not all heroes are violent!

SteppingStone Theatre's productions are professionally created and produced,
with talents drawn from the best in the Twin Cities and throughout the U.S.
The young actors are rigorously trained, but remain fresh and vibrant,
bringing their joy and sense of fun to all SteppingStone Theatre¹s
productions. Enjoyed by all ages, adults as well as children, SteppingStone
Theatre¹s productions are affordable, high-quality entertainment.

All performances are in SteppingStone Theatre¹s new home, a beautifully renovated 100-year-old architectural gem located at 55 Victoria Street North, one block north of Summit Avenue in the Historic Hill District of St. Paul.

Performances are appropriate for all ages.

SteppingStone Theatre is fully-accessible to persons with disabilities, and has regularly-scheduled ASL & Audio Described performances. Interpreters can be scheduled for other performances at no additional cost upon request.

Performance dates, times, prices and tickets are available at (651) 225-9265 or www.steppingstonetheatre.org

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