Judy Blume’s enormously popular book hits the stage with hilarity, and sibling rivalry never has been so much fun. Well, two-year-old Fudge is having fun, and so is the audience. Big brother Peter has had enough, and when his turtle ends up in Fudge’s tummy, it’s time for drastic measures.
Previews: May 19-26, 2017
Regular Performances: May 27 – June 4, 2017
Recommendation: Grades K-6. Theatre for Young Audiences … and Their Families is just that, a multi-generational experience for all ages, except children under the age of four and babes-in-arms. The only requirement is that each audience member occupies a seat and sits quietly through the performance while having a wonderful time.
Running Time: Theatre for Young Audiences performances are never more than 90 minutes.
Bruce Mason (Playwright) is an award-winning director and writer for theatre, film and television. In 1997, The Kennedy Center mounted his play Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and toured it nationally. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Mason was educated at Emerson College in Boston and at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Judy Blume (Author) gained popularity with children of all ages in the 1970s for her unique ability to tackle real-life issues in a kid-friendly manner. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first in a series of four "Fudge books." Bloom's best-selling novels include Are You There God? It 's Me, Margaret and Blubber. Sales of her novels for children and young adults exceed 80 million. In 2004, Blume was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 1996, Blume received the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to young adult literature. She received the Library of Congress Living Legends Award in the "Writers and Artists" category in April 2000 for her significant contributions to America's cultural heritage.
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