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Book and lyrics by Kevin Kling
Music by Victor Zupanc
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
Best enjoyed by Ages 8 and Up

A Children’s Theatre Company World Premiere Production


Minnesota’s own celebrated storyteller, comic genius, and kid-at-heart Kevin Kling takes the stage in this irresistibly lighthearted and oh-so-charming one-man show. School is out, and we see summer through the eyes of nine-year-old Maurice. With highs as high as the Paul Bunyan waterslide and lows as low as a tuba in the Fourth of July parade, this sweet series of stories is about family, life’s surprises, and the great delight of what seem to be disasters becoming your favorite memories.
Kevin Kling
Monologist and playwright Kevin Kling grew up in Osseo, Minnesota, and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College. He has performed his plays in Sweden, Sydney and Perth, Australia, Edinburgh, Scotland, and in the Czech Republic. His autobiographic piece, Home and Away, premiered at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and moved to Second Stage Theater (off-Broadway), under the direction of David Esbjornson, where it received a received a Drama Desk Award nomination.

His plays have been produced at Children's Theatre Company, Goodman Theater, Jungle Theater, Denver Center Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Interact, Guthrie Theater, and regional theaters throughout the country. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The McKnight Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, The Bush Foundation, and The Jerome Foundation. He is a McDowell Fellow and has received the Whiting Award, the A.P. Anderson Award, the VSA Jeahny, and the Eric Peterson Award. Kevin was officially appointed the Minneapolis Story Laureate by Mayor R.T. Rybak in 2014.

He appears often at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, has been a frequent commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” He has authored five books: The Dog Says How, Holiday Inn, Big Little Brother, Big Little Mother, and On Stage with Kevin Kling. His book, Come and Get It, was chosen as the 2012 Minnesota Center for Books Arts “Winter Book.” Kevin has produced six storytelling CDs. His website is: kevinkling.com
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