Saturday at 3pm (followed by talkback)
Sunday at 1pm and 3pm
Music: Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons
Lyrics: Douglas Lyons
Book: Melvin Tunstall III
Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polka dot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.
Photo credit: Jessica Wilkowski / Jenny Wiley Theatre