This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series: school day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12.
Jack hates poetry, thinking only girls write it. Every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments—and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns he does have something to say. Based on the beloved story by Newbery Medal-winning author Sharon Creech, Love That Dog brings Jack's free-verse poems to the stage in an inventive production by Theatergroep Kwatta that features live action and music, realtime projections, and puppetry. Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some paper, and of course, a dog.
All Krannert Center performances of Love That Dog will be in English.
Recommended for grades 2-5
Performance length: 60 minutes + 10 minute Q&A