In an abandoned lot in inner-city Cleveland, nine-year-old Kim plants a few lima beans from which astonishing social reform grows. A chain reaction of responses to the fledgling garden in this immigrant neighborhood brings unexpected results. With each person motivated to add to and nurture the garden, the world transforms—crime is thwarted, tolerance, generosity and friendship are spread. Those few small beans develop into a powerful force of change.
Based on the popular book of the same title, this one-woman show will plant wonder in your heart, as a reminder that we’re capable of making the world a better place, and an inspiration to do so.
Charlotte Martin Theatre
For Ages 8+
This production has past.
“a one-woman masterpiece”
Recommended Reading: for ages 8+
The Seeds of Friendship
By Michael Foreman
Inside Out and Back Again
By Thanhha Lai
The Ugly Vegetables
By Grace Lin
By Lane Smith
Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard
By Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Lola Plants a Garden
By Anna McQuinn
(Booklist prepared by Cecilia McGowen, King County Library System)
Discussion topics: CITY NEIGHBORHOODS, GARDENING, EMPATHY
Running Time: 75 minutes, no intermission.