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Summer means sleepaway camps, days with friends by the pool, and late nights gazing at the stars. For nine-year-old Maurice Abernathy Anderson, a significant loss and one little lie means his summer just got more complicated. Written and performed by nationally acclaimed storyteller, Kevin Kling, and featuring rousing sing-a-longs, The Best Summer Ever  joyfully explores the way childhood is measured by sights, sounds, feelings, and love.

in-person Tickets on sale November 10.  Digital performance tickets on sale early  DECEMBER.

Location
Eve Alvord Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 8+

Running Time
Approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

Performances

March

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“Noting that “we all have something that’s different about us,” Kling…tells his young audience that features like these make each of us special.

-Star tribune

Active Audience Guide

Our Active Audience Guide filled with articles, activities, interviews, and behind-the-scenes photos and more coming soon!

Artists

Cast / Creative

Kevin Kling

Maurice & Playwright

Rob Witmer

Musician

Production Team

Steven Dietz Director

Jeffrey Cook Scenic Designer

Sarah Burch Gordon Costume Designer

Rick Paulsen Lighting Designer

Michael Paul Stage Manager

Rob Witmer Sound Designer

Reading List

A CAMPING SPREE WITH MR. MAGEE
by Chris Van Dusen

CAMP REX
by Molly Idle

SECRETS OF THE CICADA SUMMER
by Andrea Beaty

TORTILLA SUN
by Jennifer Cervantes

GOLDFISH ON LOCATION
by Sally Lloyd-Jones

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A TREEHOUSE
by Carter Higgins

HOOKED
by Tommy Greenwald

THE GOLDEN GLOW
by Benjamin Flouw