The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus is Metro Theater Company's annual fall touring production and is perfect for all ages. In addition to appearing at schools across the St. Louis region and in Nashville, there will be several free public performances that are open to all.
The story centers on Sheila and her friends, who, as the desert sun beats down, find themselves in search of something – anything – interesting to explore. When a walking, talking (and surprisingly well-dresssed) coyote shows up, the kids find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime.
The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus was written by Eric Coble and workshoped by Metro Theater Company in April, 2018, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of New Visions/New Voices 2018. Catch this modern-day fable before it returns to the Kennedy Center next April!
Free performances take place at the Missouri History Museum on Oct. 12 and 13 at 2 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The November 9 free performance will take place at the St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch (1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103) at 2 p.m.
More information: metroplays.org
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