This inventive and humorous drama celebrates the making of things—research papers, bridges, community. When fifth-grade latch-key child Sasha can’t find a pen to write the due-tomorrow report on the Brooklyn Bridge she is struggling to complete, she works up the courage to break her mother’s rules and venture out of their apartment for help. There, in view of the magnificent bridge, she discovers a diverse collection of neighbors, each special in their own way but alike in their deep good-heartedness. Sasha learns that there are facts and then there is what’s important—and what’s important is what matters.

An entertaining and thought-provoking story that shares some of the same themes as Tomas and the Library Lady and The Borrowers.

Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 9+


This production has past.

“Guettinger simply lights up the stage, carrying a weighty role on very young – and very capable – shoulders.”

Marilee Jolin (South Seattle Emerald)


Cast / Creative

Analiese Emerson Guettinger


Rudy Roushdi


Rebekah Patti


David Pichette


Claire Fort


Christen Gee Celaya

Singer/Songwriter US Trudi & Talidia

Zach Virden

Shadowy Figure 1 & US John

Moises Castro

Shadowy Figure 2 & US Sam

Sylvia Kowalski

Letter Carrier/Ensemble & US Singer/Songwriter

Catherine McCool

Ensemble & US Sasha

Erica Ream

Ensemble & US Letter Carrier & Pizza Delivery Person

Peter Sakowicz

Pizza Delivery Man/Ensemble & US Shadowy Figures 1 & 2

Production Team

Rita Giomi Director

Stina Lotti Stage Manager

David Hartig Assistant Stage Manager

Hattie Claire Andres Youth Cast Supervisor & Production Assistant

Amy Jurkiewicz Youth Cast Supervisor & Production Assistant

Matthew Smucker Scenic Designer

Meleta Buckstaff Costume Designer

Thorn Michaels Lighting Designer

Amber Parker Asst Lighting Designer

Chris Walker Sound Designer

Annett Mateo Puppet Designer/Coach

Joyce Degenfelder Wig Master

Judy Shahn Dialect Coach

More Info

Discussion Topics: Community, Diversity, Critical Thinking

Running Time: Approximately 80 minutes