Inspired by the children’s book by acclaimed playwright and New York Times bestselling author Pearl Cleage and her husband, writer and director Zaron W. Burnett Jr., In My Granny’s Garden invites the youngest audiences to explore the glory of growing your own food. Families are invited to participate in a literary performance that will be hands-on and guaranteed to nourish the body and soul!
Metro Theater Company will present two 25-minute excerpts from the play. The first excerpt will take place from 2:30 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. and the second excerpt from 3:15 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Music composition created by the ensemble, led by Syrhea Conaway and Colin McLaughlin. Alicia Reve Like will play the role of “Granny” and Jenise Sheppard will play the “Child.”
In My Granny’s Garden is recommended for children 0-8 and their grown-ups.
DIRECTOR: Rosemary Newcott
Inspired by In My Granny’s Garden by Pearl Cleage and Zaron Burnett Jr. and illustrated by Radcliffe Bailey
Music composition created by the ensemble, led by Syrhea Conaway and Colin McLaughlin
GRANNY: Alicia Revé Like
CHILD: Jenise Sheppard
ENSEMBLE/MUSICIAN: Colin McLaughlin
ENSEMBLE/MUSICIAN: Syrhea Conaway
STAGE MANAGER: James Bernatowicz
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER/UNDERSTUDY: Camille Sharp
Photography by Jennifer A. Lin
Washington, MO, August 25–27
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