Where The Mountain Meets the Moon play at Wheelock Family Theater

Wheelock Family Theatre: Where The Mountain Meets the Moon

Wheelock Family Theatre has received rave reviews as a forward-thinking performance arts environment that is bringing a fresh and much needed perspective to musicals.

It was also heartening to see Wheelock Family Theatre’s terrific recent production of “Hairspray’’ and note that the lead role of Tracy Turnblad — which typically goes to a white actress — was played by Jenna Lea Scott, who is Asian-American. The choice was an example of the kind of nontraditional casting that has opened up opportunities for nonwhite actors while presenting a fuller picture of the world to audiences. The Boston Globe

 

They are doing it again by bringing Grace Lin‘s Newbery Honor chapter book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, to life as a play.

Where The Mountain Meets the Moon play at Wheelock Family Theater

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

April 11 – May 11, 2014

Friday nights at 7:30; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00

School vacation week matinees at 1:00; Tue 4/22 – Fri 4/25

ASL/Audio-description dates: Friday May 9 at 7:30 and Sunday May 11 at 3:00

All public performances offer open captioning

Relaxed performance: Sat 5/3 at 10:00am

For booking your school to attend the Yawkey School Matinee series please contact the box office at 617-879-2300 or tickets@wheelock.edu

Adapted for the stage by Jeannine Coulombe. Directed by Jane Staab.

Inspired by her father’s stories of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon, young Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to change her family’s fortune. She encounters magical creatures along the way, including a dragon that accompanies her on her quest, and finds her questions answered in unexpected ways. WFT proudly presents the East Coast premiere of Grace Lin’s Newbery honored novel.

Recommended for adults, teens and youth 5+.

Buy tickets here.

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