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– The rewards of honesty and the inspiring strength of love and friendship are depicted in Lily’s Crossing
, an original dramatic production of ArtsPower National Touring Theatre presented to Snohomish County family audiences by Village Theatre’s Pied Piper. Lily’s Crossing
will be presented at Everett Performing Arts Center on February 12 at 2:00 PM—tickets on sale now.
The year is 1944, the place New York’s Rockaway Beach. For as long as she can remember, Lily has spent summer vacations here with her father and her grandmother. Sadly, Lily’s memories do not include her mother, who died when Lily was only a few years old. Lily looks forward to arriving at her ocean haven, where she can visit her friends Margaret and Eddie and where, it seems, nothing ever changes. This year, though, things are different. Eddie has gone overseas and is missing in action; Margaret and her family move away. But Lily starts to feel truly abandoned when her father leaves for Europe after deciding that he, too, must fight for the Allies. Lily’s Crossing
is a tour de force play that explores what happens when people are brave enough to forge new relationships and follow their hearts. It shows how an unexpected friendship forever changes a young girl’s outlook on life.
, which tours in regional theatres, cultural centers, and schools throughout America, was adapted and directed by ArtsPower’s artistic director Greg Gunning. Author Patricia Reilly Giff has written of her novel, which was awarded the Newbery Medal for children’s literature, “Lily’s Crossing
was about my childhood…the book is fiction, but it’s based on so much that I did do. I am Lily; I am the grandmother…and Albert is a composite of many boys in my life when I was growing up.”
One hour prior to curtain on February 12, young people are invited to participate in pre-show activities at the Everett Performing Arts Center.
Village Theatre Pied Piper also offers a season specifically for schools to participate in. Learn more about the School Season at villagetheatre.org/pp_school_season.php