At The Yellow Boat production you will hear from Tim, a youth who has battled leukemia for over 2 years, and you will see the award winning story of Benjamin, a uniquely gifted visual artist, who was born with hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. Benjamin’s buoyant imagination transforms his physical and emotional joy and pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. The show has been heralded as “a glorious affirmation of one child’s life and of the strength and courage of all children,” The play is performed by a capable cast of youth who, in preparation for their parts, have met with 8 local hospital staff members of various fields and heard personal stories from family members effected by serious illness. This research has also prepared them for the Talk Back session following the show. This educational time is organized for audience members, young and old, to interact with the show and ask questions. Finally, at some locations, a Bonfils blood drive will be present for blood donations. A helpful study guide filled with activities, questions, and resources is available to audience members prior to the performance or earlier online to enhance a group’s journey into seeing the world through the experiences of others.
You can walk a mile in others’ shoes, or sail a sea of empathy building experiences in David Saar’s award winning play The Yellow Boat! The Yellow Boat project expresses the power of imagination, empathy, and art to transform our lives, making them full of color, energy, humor, and hope, even in dark times. Prepare to sail into a new and colorful world, with ups and downs, laughter and tears. Our destination is for you to discover empathy and compassion, apply inspiration and new meaning to relationships and experiences in your world!
April 7th – Ponderosa High School – 10 am & 7 pm
April 8th – Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church – 1 pm
April 12th – Colorado Christian University – 7 pm
April 19th – The Jewish Community Center – 7 pm
April 23rd – Skyview Presbyterian Church – 7 pm
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