Harold and the Purple Crayon
Book by Don Darryl Rivera, Music by Auston James, Lyrics by Rob Burgess
Based on the books by Crockett Johnson
All Rights Reserved by The Estate of Ruth Krauss
Stewart J. Edelstein, Executor
- SEP 22 – OCT 30
- All Ages – visual storytelling and accessible language
- Charlotte Martin Theatre
Anything is possible with a crayon and a big imagination. With a burst of inspiration, Harold launches a magical exploration and simply draws where he wants to go. After sketching himself into adventurous situations, Harold quickly problem-solves: he draws an apple tree when he’s hungry and a rocket ship when he finds himself falling through the sky. With spirited song and creativity, Harold travels from under the sea to outer space, making many friends along the way.
A Note from Artistic Director Linda Hartzell:
Harold is a child’s icon for playfulness. Bringing him to stage with animation, puppetry and music bridges the book-theatre connection for young children. Hopefully this will inspire our earliest readers and earliest theatre patrons. I’m certain the dynamic special effects and nostalgia of the story will intrigue older youth.
P.S. Puppeteers of Puget Sound member Annett Mateo adds: “Come see my biggest show ever with probably the most different kinds of puppets in one show, even a marionette! More puppets than any show we have done before!”