Presented for children and families, “Stuart Little” is based on the popular book by E.B. White and adapted by Joseph Robinette about the endearing mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of White’s original story are captured in this adaptation by Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of “Charlotte's Web.” The many adventures – both big and small – of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story theatre presentation. The acting ensemble plays many human and animal roles in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a "real people's world."
Kristen Blossom, adjunct instructor of acting at SFA, directs the play, which she describes as the perfect summer entertainment for families.
“I chose ‘Stuart Little’ because it's nostalgic for older kids and new for younger kids,” she said. “I knew the actors here at SFA would have so much fun voicing all the different characters. The cast is loaded with talent, and it's sure to make everyone laugh.”
Blossom said there are important lessons to be learned from Stuart, “mainly that our differences don't matter, and we can still love each other.”
“As a small mouse in New York City, the odds are against Stuart, but he meets many helpful people and animals along the way that renew his hope,” she said. “We've all been through a lot this year, and we could use a reminder about how to build each other up and give a helping hand.” Blossom said the script is full of jokes for both kids and adults, and it will be performed in the style of a radio play with live sound effects and folly created by the actors on stage.
“It will be fun to watch and listen – a unique experience for the whole family to enjoy.”