Rosanna Staffa, playwright
Victor Zupanc, composer
18 pgs 7 characters
(original production had 1 actor playing all parts with puppets)
Originally produced in CTC’s 2009-10 season
Run Time: 60 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
When Bernice the Butterfly finds an abandoned house in the woods, she sets out to make it her home. Soon she is joined by Millie the mouse, Fred the frog, Richie the rabbit, and Rudy the rooster. But when lovable Bartholomew the bear knocks on the door, chilled to the bone in the pouring rain, he finds there is no room. Forced to warm himself on the roof near the chimney, the whole house collapses under his weight. Embarrassed, Bartholomew offers to build a new home for all of them, and soon they learn that everyone is welcome and there’s always enough room for a new friend.
“What struck me was how authentically the intimate production echoed a preschooler’s innate knack for imaginative play.” – MinnPost.com
“Professional Theatre experiences for the very young can support children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and creative development. By promoting other forms of literacy, such as storytelling and oral language, young children develop their sequencing and recall skills as well as their storytelling abilities. Early learners exposed to theatre are shown to have more complex imaginative and dramatic play.” -Rachel Bernstein, Early Bridges
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