January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
January 24 – March 5, 2023
Children’s Theatre Company presents
Written and adapted for the stage by Jacqueline Woodson
Directed by Talvin Wilks
Tickets ($15 – $69): https://childrenstheatre.org/whats-on/locomotion-22-23/
Locomotion takes the audience into the life of 11-year-old Lonnie Motion, as he finds new tools – the result of a school poetry assignment – which help him to process the tumult of life in foster care. As Lonnie discovers the power of poetry, he experiences deeper connections to his new foster mother, his school friend Enrique, his teacher Ms. Marcus, and his beloved younger sister Lili.
Uprooted from his family,
surrounded by the unfamiliar,
Lonnie couldn’t feel more alone.
But this year, his class is learning to write poetry.
Lonnie’s verses take him
from his foster home
to the classroom,
into the streets,
and back to a time when
his family was all together.
As Lonnie finds his voice,
you’ll discover how poetry can bring you
closer to others and to yourself.
Runtime: 1 hour (no intermission).
Locomotion was a finalist for the National Book Award, and author Jacqueline Woodson has adapted her acclaimed work for the stage. CTC’s production is directed by Talvin Wilks, an award-winning playwright, director, and dramaturg.
Locomotion is proudly supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the James B. Linsmayer Foundation and Best Buy.
School groups interested in attending Locomotion can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This production is best enjoyed by everyone age 9 and up. Due to the age recommendation, lap passes will not be available for this production.
Locomotion plays from January 24 – March 5, 2023 at CTC’s Cargill Stage (2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55404). Opening Night is Saturday, January 28 at 7pm. Tickets may be purchased online at childrenstheatre.org/locomotion or by calling the ticket office at 612.874.0400. Ticket prices start at $15.
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