Michael Ende’s epic adventure The Neverending Story comes to life at YPT
“Surviving ordeals in pursuit of a goal, a boy becomes a man … it’s a gripping adventure, full of weird and wondrous creatures….“ ~ Seattle Post Intelligencer
Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is proud to present David S. Craig’s stage adaptation of The Neverending Story, a thrilling, epic adventure in the spirit of The Lord of the Rings, based on Michael Ende's classic German novel. Produced by Roseneath Theatre, this magical exploration of character and creativity will be presented on the Mainstage from February 27 to March 17, 2012, with extra performances added during March Break week.
Bastian is a bullied boy who escapes his troubles by burying himself in books. His latest – impulsively stolen from an old bookshop – draws him into the most thrilling adventure of his life. Fantastica, the land of stories, is facing oblivion from an enemy known only as The Nothing. The Childlike Empress has chosen an unlikely hero, a boy of Bastian’s age named Atreyu, to shoulder the daunting task of saving their world. As the adventure unfolds, Bastian discovers that he needs to find the key that will change both their worlds.
Adapted and Directed by David S. Craig, featuring: Dalal Badr, Kate Besworth, Walter Borden, Natasha Greenblatt, Richard Lee, Billy Merasty, Charlotte M. Moore, Adamo Ruggiero, Derek Scott.
Set and Lighting Designer Glenn Davidson; Costume Designer Lori Hickling; Sound Designer Rick Sacks; Stage Manager Bill Jamieson; Assistant Stage Manager Sadie Wannamaker; Apprentice Stage Manager Maureen Callaghan.
The Neverending Story By Michael Ende; Adapted for the stage by David S. Craig Directed by David S. Craig, Artistic Director Andrew Lamb Produced by Roseneath Theatre MAINSTAGE | FEB. 27 to MAR. 17, 2012 Media Opening: Tuesday, February 28 @ 10:15 AM & 1 PM Performances from February 27 to March 14: Mon. to Thurs. @ 10:30 AM and 1PM, Sat. & Sun at 2 PM March Break Week: Mon., March 12 to Thurs., March 15 @ 11 AM and 2PM, Fri., March 16 @ 2PM Recommended for ages 8 and up Young People’s Theatre | 165 Front Street East, Toronto Tickets: $10-$20 Box Office: 416.862.2222 | Online: youngpeoplestheatre.ca For more information visit youngpeoplestheatre.ca
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