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The Boy Who Stole the Sun (and Other Native American Stories)

Felix is excited—tomorrow is the Jiingtamok, and he will be a competitive dancer at the event. But first, his Aunties have to find a way to get him to go to sleep so he can rest and be ready! When he says that he can't sleep because it is still light out, they weave stories of how day and night came to be, of the creation of land, and of why the moon lights the night. These beautiful, adventuresome tales bring the stories of the Inuit, the Ojibwe, and the Pueblo people to mesmerizing life in storytelling, music, dance, and puppetry—sparking Felix's imagination, and, hopefully, helping him rest for the Jiingtamok!

September 15 through October 7, 2018
Fridays 7PM; Saturdays 2PM & 7PM; Sundays 2PM
Ohio Savings Pay What You Can Series performances Sunday, September 16th; Friday, September 21st; Friday, September 28th; & Friday, October 5th

  • Adapted and Directed by Alison Garrigan in Partnership with LENAC (Lake Erie Native American Council)
  • Production Stage Manager Jeffrey Ryder
  • Lighting Design Josh Heidinger
  • Set Design T. Paul Lowry
  • Costume and Puppet Design Alison Garrigan
  • Movement and Music Supervisor Cynthia Connolly
  • Acting Company
    Davis Aguila
    Elaine Feagler
    Adam Graber
    Bryce Evan Lewis

Education Guide

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Free Program Guide

Sat. 9/15 2pm show
Pre-show Dance and Music with the cast, starts 1:40pm

Sun. 9/16 2pm show
Pre-show Dance and Music with the cast, starts 1:40pm

Sat. 9/22 2pm show
Pre-show Dance workshop/demonstration, powered by LENAC, starts 1:30pm

Sun. 9/23
"Stay & Play" crafts
Post-show Pottery & Dreamcatchers demonstration/workshop, powered by LENAC

Sat. 9/29 2pm show
Pre-show "Science & a Show", powered by Children's Museum of Cleveland starts at 1pm

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Sun. 9/30 2pm show
Post-show Puppets & Beading workshop, powered by LENAC and TCT

Sat. 10/6 2pm show
Pre-show Dance and Music with the cast, starts 1:40pm

Sun. 10/7 2pm
Post-show Art of Storytelling with the cast and LENAC

The Boy Who Stole the Sun is funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. This project is produced in partnership with Lake Erie Native American Council (LENAC).

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