Performs: January 23rd – February 11th, 2018

Targeted to Grades: 5th-12th

What role do I play in defining my own future?

  • In this allegory, a young teen named Jack faces a health crisis, which throws him into a parallel hidden world within Sinnissippi Park that borders his home.  Jack meets mythological and folklore creatures (an elf, a troll, and the ghost of native warrior) who provide unexpected help to face a powerful force that means to destroy him.
  • Fantasy is an important genre to young people. This production provides the opportunity for them to engage with it on stage and make meaningful connections between fantasy and their own lives.
  • This “hero’s journey” play is a world premiere based on a short story of Terry Brooks, one of the highest selling fantasy authors in the country. Terry Brooks is brother to our resident playwright, Laurie Brooks, who has adapted IMAGINARY FRIENDS for our stage.

Standards: Explain the theme or moral lesson, conflict, and resolution in a story or novel.  Describe how a narrator’s point of view influences events. (MO 5.R.2.A.b-c)  Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. (KS RL.5.6)

For questions about lesson plans and educational materials contact:
Amanda Kibler, Education Director


Audience Etiquette

“An Alien’s Guide to the Theatre”