See Camp Stowaways on Jan. 13

As part of Garfield’s fall semester Play Production Class, we select a story to produce and share with local elementary and middle schools. Elementary schools visit our auditorium and watch performances during the school day. Our closing performance is FREE and open to the public on Friday, January 13, at 7pm.

This delightful coming-of-age fantasy has fun exploring the “right” age to give up sleeping with stuffed animals and blankies. It’s summer break and a new group of tween campers are about to face their fears and insecurities as they learn to cope at Camp Libertas, where they’ll find only tough love, not loveys. While Major Marjorie and Miss Angie aim to lay down the law and turn another group of campers into adults, the little campers’ sleep toys come to life with other plans.

Who knows if they are ready to give up their loveys, but the talking, walking cuddly toys sure aren’t ready for the transition! So as the reluctant campers pack to get ready, the loveys stow away to stay near their kids. What happens once they’re discovered goes to show that no one ever really outgrows unconditional love and the security of having a loved one near — even if those loved ones are plush novelties and blankies with make-believe personalities. With a large cast that also features fretting parents who suffer their own growing pains as they watch their babies grow up, this charming and amusing treasure will appeal to all ages.

Runtime: 60 minutes