2014-2015 National Tour
“One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.” So begins Harold and the Purple Crayon, the first of seven delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson, following the zany adventures of an inventive young boy. As it turned out, there wasn’t any moon that night nor was there a path to walk on, so Harold simply drew them. And thus his journey began. Resourceful and brave, Harold creates the world he wants to explore, using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his sky’s-the-limit imagination.
Enchantment Theatre Company’s production will take you on a wild ride as Harold jets to Mars (shooting stars, spaceships!), joins a circus (he walks a tightrope!), and meets a king in an enchanted garden (of course, there’s a dragon). The “Harold” books have captivated families for more than fifty years, celebrating the imagination of children and the unique way they see the world. That’s why Enchantment, one of America’s most innovative producers of original theater works for children and families, has adapted these wonderful stories for the stage. Using all the elements of its signature style, which combines life-size puppets, masks, magic and music, Enchantment’s production will delight and amaze you, from children starting at Harold’s age to grandparents – anyone, in fact, whose heart is young and adventurous.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Running time is approximately 60 minutes.
Enchantment Theatre Company’s Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon is pure MAGIC!
–Frank L. Sonntag, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
This is the first production I have experienced watching children completely focused on the stage for the entire hour. In most performance I see their concentration wander after 30 to 40 minutes, but they were on the edge of their seats the entire time!
–Vicky Pittman, The Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH
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