Linda L. Ruffolo Young Heroes of Conscience Series

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Our Young Heroes series enters an exciting new chapter! As coalition forces invade Iraq in the hunt for Saddam, seven children take cover from the bombs under the kitchen table. Separated from their parents, Leyla, the oldest of the children, becomes responsible for their survival. It’s not long before the need to find food and water forces them out from under the table. As the story unfolds, the children find themselves taking refuge in the Baghdad Zoo, and are shocked to find the animals abandoned in their cages. Based on true events, this is a poignant story of remarkable courage and endurance as the children make the animal’s survival as important as their own.

Written By: Kevin Dyer

Directed By: Gregory Stieber

Suitability Suggestion:

BAGDAD ZOO touches on some frightening and emotional moments related to war.  Therefore, it may be best suited for children first grade and above who are able to handle the subject matter. This is a poignant story of remarkable courage and endurance as the children make the animals' survival as important as their own and will be a moving experience for all theatregoers. 

PERFORMANCES

Sensory Friendly Performance:

March 4  @ 4:30pm

Touch Tour @ 4pm

First Presbyterian Theater

300 W. Wayne St.

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Public Performances:

March 3 @ 7pm

March 4 @ 2pm

March 5 @ 2pm

First Presbyterian Theater

300 W. Wayne St.

Fort Wayne, IN 46802


 

School Show:

March 6 @ 10am 

Embassy Theatre

125 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Tickets: $16/Adult | $12 Child (18 & Younger) | $12 Senior (60+) | $12 Group Rate (10 or More)

Sensory Friendly Performances: Free

Box Office: 260-422-4226 or tickets.artstix.org

School Show: Free through Embassy Theatre

Contact the Embassy Theatre on how to obtain FREE tickets.