Flora & Ulysses

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Flora & Ulysses was fabulous.
— Michelle
What a great play! It’s a hit!
— Marc
I thought it was great and fantastic and I loved the squirrel.
— Tess (age 7)

Check out this tech week #behindthescenes look at Ulysses’ thoughts!

 Verge veteran Willie Eide plays Ulysses, the (flying) (poet) (squirrel) hero of the show.

Verge veteran Willie Eide plays Ulysses, the (flying) (poet) (squirrel) hero of the show.

Check out some of the illustrations for this amazing set!

About

We're over the moon excited to offer Flora & Ulysses. The characters in this Newbery Medal-winning Kate DiCamillo book are full of moxie. When we learned it had been adapted into a play by John Glore, we jumped at the chance to produce it. This isn't "just" children's theater. This is whole family theater. For one, the script addresses some of the tough moments families go through without flinching or talking down to us. Secondly, its characters are models of resiliency. Flora & Ulysses also isn't short on entertainment. After all, it stars a 10-year-old cynic and a flying squirrel poet (yes, you read that correctly) as they embark on an adventure full of other quirky characters that's bursting with heart!

NOTE: This is a full-length show, running nearly two hours (with an intermission). As such, it is better suited to older children and their parents/grandparents/guardians/favorite providers. That in no way means small children are not welcome; we simply want to communicate what to expect so that each family can make the decision for themselves. The beautiful script makes this show particularly resonant with 8-12 year olds, but there’s nothing in it that won’t be appreciated by all.

$7 in advance; $9 at the door.

Upcoming Shows

STARRING

Grace Townsend-Mehler as Flora

Aurora Gilbertson as William Spiver

Willie Eide as Ulysses 

Suzee Branch as Tootie Tickham

Bob Bradley as George Buckman 

Kendrick Haunt as Phyllis Buckman

Marsha Ross as Dr. Meescham

Lynn Kinnaman as Rita

Owen Brooker as Donald Tickham/Ernie/Mr. Klaus

Sponsored by…

 Country Bookshelf knows a great book when it sees one… even on stage!

Country Bookshelf knows a great book when it sees one… even on stage!

 Thanks, Hatch Pediatrics, for your support of Verge Theater’s Family Stage programming!

Thanks, Hatch Pediatrics, for your support of Verge Theater’s Family Stage programming!