Based on the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winning novel
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Adapted by Reginald André Jackson | Directed by Scot Copeland
Bud's momma never told him who his father was, but leaves a clue leading him to a roadhouse band, the Dusky Devastators! This comic 'Oliver Twist' story follows Bud "not Buddy" Caldwell as he solves this jazz-era mystery set in the Midwest, guided by his self-written, hilarious Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. He escapes a monster-infested woodshed, hitches a ride in a supposed vampire’s car and catches up with the Dusky Devastators. As the band takes Bud under their wing, he finds a new family - one that’s different than he ever expected.
65 Minutes - approximate length
THE COTERIE SHINES | Elementary, Family Series
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This show features young actors working alongside professional theatre artists. These are our Acting Apprentices and they all started out in The Coterie Acts classes.
Classes available for students at every skill level and every age:
Issues & Themes Great Depression era; race relations; growing up; risk-taking; values
Curriculum Ties Social Studies (Eras and events, U.S. History and historical thinking, cultural influences, Civics/Government); Geography; Communication Arts/Reading (fiction/poetry/word play.
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At Crown Center
2450 Grand Blvd,
Kansas City, MO
Box Office (816) 474-6552