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Where the Lost Children Play

By Hannah Lee DeFrates

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An eerie photo of a dark stairwell with a lollipop drawn on in chalk and a radioactive symbol

Willow and Poppy live in a society where Order is chaos, but they have found a constant: an empty stairwell they’ve claimed as their own secret Neverland. Appointing themselves Peter and Wendy, they vow to protect the Fourth Floor’s children (Chrys, Daff, and Violet) from the sinister truths of the world they live in. But when the shadows of their dystopian reality begin to seep into their haven, these “lost children” must learn how to hold onto the light and—more importantly—each other.

Think Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and The Little Prince mixed with some sci-fi dystopia in a coming-of-age story!

Run time: ~1 hr, 30 minutes with no intermission

Content warning: This production contains mature language and references to violence, suicide, and alcohol and drug use

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Cast

Hannah Beaven

Violet
Hannah Beaven

TaShauna Ajoi Jenkins

Poppy
TaShauna Ajoi Jenkins

Maddi O'Connell

Willow
Maddi O'Connell

KG Rucker

Chrys
KG Rucker

Jordan Whittaker

Daff
Jordan Whittaker

Creative team

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Torie Wiggins

Director
Torie Wiggins
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Brian c. Mehring

Scenic & Lighting Designer
Brian c. Mehring
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Hannah Dringenburg

Costume Designer
Hannah Dringenburg

Matt Callahan

Sound Designer
Matt Callahan
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Shannon Rae Lutz

Properties Curator & Design Assistant
Shannon Rae Lutz
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Jacob Dowell

Technical Director
Jacob Dowell

Chris Lipstreu

Associate Production Manager & Master Electrician
Chris Lipstreu

Danitza Piper

Production Stage Manager
Danitza Piper

Sam Devlin

Assistant Stage Manager
Sam Devlin