Family Friendly Theatre: Ellie Murphy has been living happily with her widowed father, Max, bowling, eating TV dinners, and playing with junk. But suddenly, life is different. Max has remarried, and Ellie has a stepmother. Ellie and her imaginary friends, Lana and Frisbee, launch into a fantasy world as Ellie seeks to escape real-life problems. They romp through prison breaks, Cinderella, Snow White, and Ellie’s own impromptu funeral where “everyone is really sorry for all the mean things they did to you.” Only by running away and discovering what it is really like to be alone does Ellie begin to come to terms with herself, and her own need for a mother.
Directed by Laura Jones
A special matinee for elementary schools will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. The event is free, but reservations are requested. To reserve a spot for your group, please contact Mike Solo at Mike.Solo@colostate.edu or call (970) 491-5293.