The Camera, The Gerbil, and the Big, Wide World

A nostalgic journey through a childhood friendship, and how a camera and a gerbil made the world huge and wonderful.
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The Camera, The Gerbil, and the Big, Wide World

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  • Claudia Haas:
    9 Apr. 2018
    This is such a smartly written piece for young/family audiences and for two young performers (can be played by adults). It's the universal tale of a young friendship with opposite problems. Their challenges are gracefully laid out - there's not a lot of "show and tell" going on. We get to know them through some bugs, a rabbit, a gerbil and a camera. The turning point of wishing on a star is poignantly laid out. The imagery of the bugs, naming the stars, and freezing a moment in time is lovingly depicted. A wonderful addition to the TYA canon.

Production History

  • Workshop
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    The Public House Theatre
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    2015
  • Workshop
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    Open at the Top
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    2005