Late at night while the world sleeps, a curious bear named Corduroy searches every inch of a department store in pursuit of his missing button. Leaving behind delightful messes, a Night Watchman is on the case to discover the origin of this playful destruction. All the while, a young girl dreams of bringing Corduroy home as a new cuddle companion. Don Freeman’s beloved picture book comes to vibrant life in this fun and highly physical adaptation, sure to delight all audiences.

Discussion Topics: Creativity, Hope and Friendship

Please note: This production contains strobe lighting effects.

Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 3+

Running Time
Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes with intermission

Scenery, properties and costumes for this production were constructed by Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis. Original production directed by Peter C. Brosius premiered at Children’s Theatre Company on March 9, 2018.

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-Star Tribune

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Cast / Creative

Rob Burgess

Night Watchman

Dedra D. Woods


Evangeline OpongParry


Olivia Frieson


Julian Mudge-Burns 


Zoe Papadakis


Mica Ruthfield


Kalia Estes


Evan Whitfield

Understudy Night Watchman

Production Team

Kathryn Van Meter Director

Michael Paul Stage Manager

Torry Bend Scenic Designer

Trevor Bowen Costume Designer

L.B. Morse Lighting Designer

Tim Symons Composer

Chris R. Walker Sound Designer

Keller O’Malley Assistant Director

Alex Wommack Production Assistant

Claire Stark  Youth Cast Supervisor

Reading List

Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
King Mouse by Cary Fagan
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Winnie-The-Pooh by A. A. Milne
Dinosaur Feathers by Dennis Nolan
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
Teddy & Co. by Cynthia Voigt
Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell
Paddington Bear by Michael Bond