Children and teens from the greater Gainesville community will perform in three productions at the conclusion of the Junior and Teen Summer Spectacular Theatre Camps, four-week camps designed to cultivate lifelong appreciation in the arts. Visit the Education page on our website to learn more about this and other education programs.
By Erin Hug
Directed by Ashlyn King and performed by the Summer Spectacular Camp Teen Ensemble cast, ages 13-17.
“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” - Mark Twain
Louder than Words tells the story of a kingdom where books were banned before Sophie was born. The authors have been exiled to a far away, barren land. When Sophie gets an unexpected visit from Mark Twain and his author cohorts, she and the other children start a revolution to get books back. While the authors want to be remembered, and the children fight for their right to read stories, the timid, 90s slang-using King and his trusty adviser, Marni, fall under the spell of local anti-book advocate Willemina.
Louder than Words
Monday, Aug 6 at 5:30 pm
Tuesday, Aug 7 10 at 3:00 pm
Wednesday, Aug 8 at 1:00 pm
General admission adult tickets - $7; children/student tickets - $5. For groups of 10 or more, contact Katie Delvaux, Education Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 373-5968 ext 249.