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Event Series Event Series: Henry and Ramona

Henry and Ramona

May 5 @ 7:00 pm


WHAT: Henry and Ramona
WHEN: April 28, 29, 30, May 5, 6, 12, 13
WHERE: Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre
AGE: Appropriate for all ages, run time about 2 hours
CONTACT: Artistic Director Lee Osterhout Kaplan, Debut Theatre Company, 827 Riverside Avenue, Fort Collins CO, 80524, 970.224.5774 debuttheatre@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.debuttheatre.org
Travel back to a time of club houses, Converse shoes, and coonskin caps! This spring, re-live the 1950s and take a walk down Klickitat Street as Beverly Cleary’s beloved books are brought to life in Debut Theatre’s Henry and Ramona!

Henry and Ramona is a slice of life collage of community, childhood, and friendship featuring such memorable characters as aspiring paperboy Henry Huggins, his best friend Beezus Quimby, and her little sister Ramona, the neighborhood menace. With friends new and old by his side, 12 year old Henry grapples with the responsibility of earning a coveted paper route to prove himself to his family and neighbors. But it’s hard not to get distracted on Klickitat, with robots and kittens, secret passwords and bathtubs. Not to mention Beezus’s little sister! Along the way, there will be fun, laughter, and the ridiculous antics of five year old “Ramona The Pest”.

During her fifty-year career, Beverly Cleary published over 40 books for young readers. Her lifelike, endearing tales of energetic kids and cheerful communities have been cherished childhood favorites for generations, having sold over 91 million copies between 1950 and today. Paying homage to two of Cleary’s timelessly delightful series, Henry Huggins and Ramona, the Debut Players will recreate the charm of the fabulous 50s through lovably quirky characters, bright, period accurate costumes, and a hand built, vividly painted set. This colorful production is the culmination of a semester of creativity and hard work from a tight knit group of 17 young artists ranging from 12 to 17 years old. Each member of the troupe is responsible not only for acting, but for the creation of the technical aspects of their show, such as in the case of Griffin Rickart (14), who both designed and built the puppet for Henry’s iconic dog Ribsy and plays him on stage.

This May, Debut Theatre Company is excited to celebrate over 30 years of empowering young artists through performance of classic literature with a fun-filled production of Henry and Ramona. Join us for an evening (or afternoon) of lively vintage theatre for all ages!


May 5
7:00 pm
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Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre
417 W. Magnolia Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521 United States
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