The Lamp is the Moon

By Kirk Lynn

April 11–May 20, 2018

“I don’t like to nap but I do like to dream.”

Meet Shawn, a bright young girl with a head full of science and imagination, which makes naptimes particularly difficult. Today it’s her friend, Lamp, that despite having no cord and no bulb, triggers a wide awake adventure when it reveals its greatest dream is to learn to fly and become the moon. Launch into a voyage fit for mission control as Shawn and her lamp, with the guidance of the audience, escape another naptime and blast into space. 

Illustration by Liz Wong

Take off with this world premiere production from author Kirk Lynn, filled with audience interaction and playful energy that will thrill young audiences.  A tale rich in STEM and inspiration, those who enjoyed the participation in Where the Wild Things Are will be captivated by this new story. 

Eve Alvord Theatre

Age Recommendation: For Ages 3+

Running Time: Approximately one hour with no intermission

Active Audience Guide: The Lamp is the Moon

Pay What You Can:
Friday, May 4, 7:00pm
Purchase tickets starting at 6:00pm at the ticket office window.

ASL Interpreted Performances:
Public - April 28, 1:00pm
Schools - May 4, 10:30am

Audio Described Performances:
Public - May 12, 1:00pm
Schools - May 10, 10:30am

Sensory Friendly/Relaxed Performance:
May 6, 11:00am  Buy Here or 206-441-3322


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Recommended age: 3+ 

Discussion topics:





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Lamp is the Moon


For Children:


Jeffrey Ebbeler 

Not a Stick
Antoinette Portis 

Violet the Pilot
Steve Breen 

The Full Moon at the Napping House
Audrey Wood 

Ada Twist, Scientist
Andrea Beaty 

The Darkest Dark
Chris Hadfield
A young boy dreams of becoming an astronaut, but is afraid of the dark. While watching the moon landing on TV, he learns that the unknown can be wondrous to explore. Inspired by the childhood of astronaut Chris Hadfield.



Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing
Dean Robbins 

Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond
David A. Aguilar 

Jason Chin 

Hidden Figures (Young Readers’ Edition)
Margot Lee Shetterly 

I, Galileo
Bonnie Christensen 

Mae Jemison
Laurie Calkhoven
A biography of physician and engineer Mae Jemison, the first female African-American astronaut. 

For Adults Working with Children: 

The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity
Jean Van’t Hul 

Junk Drawer Engineering: 25 Construction Challenges That Don't Cost a Thing
Bobby Mercer 

MathArts: Exploring Math Through Art for 3 to 6 Year Olds
MaryAnn F. Kohl 

Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
Shauna Shapiro and Chris White
Drawing from mindfulness and neuroscience research, this book outlines a relationship-centered approach to parenting that nurtures emotional intelligence and self-esteem.


Booklist prepared by Tamara Saarinen and Holly Smith
Pierce County Library System                                    




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