The Boy Who Grew Flowers is a stunning visual performance for audiences for ages 5-10 and their families. Adapted from Barefoot Books' bestselling picture book by Jen Wojtowicz, play adaption by Mara McEwin and choreographed by Emily Bunning, it is the story of a young boy, Rink Bowagon, who lives on top of Lonesome Mountain with his unusual family of rattlesnake tamers and shape-shifters. The townspeople agree that Rink's family are quite strange, but they are unaware of Rink's spectacular gifts. Whenever the moon is full, Rink sprouts beautiful flowers from his head. When a new girl, Angelina, moves to town, Rink's life truly begins to grow. Incorporating puppetry, original music, and movement, The Boy Who Grew Flowers is a thoughtful and magical story that lends itself to themes of diversity, creating empathy and celebrating individualism.
The play is presented in The Umbrella Arts Center's newly constructed, state-of-the-art new mainstage Theater144 as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for Concord-based global multicultural children's publisher, Barefoot Books. A concurrent visual arts exhibition, "Barefoot Books: 30 Years, 30 Years" (https://theumbrellaarts.org/bb30) will be on display over two floors of The Umbrella Arts Gallery from September 9-25, 2022.
This event is presented by Treehouse Shakers, Barefoot Books, and The Umbrella Arts Center. Single tickets on sale now; ticket prices vary by performance date and age, with prices ranging from $10-$50. Inquire about Group Tickets and Study Guides available for school groups!
Category: Arts | Performing Arts
General Admission: USD 50.00