Backstage Spring 2014: Tomato Plant Girl

About the Play

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“This powerful exploration of friendship delights young audiences with its sharp dialogue, physical action, and playful, high-energy conflict. Little Girl is the new kid in Heretown. Good thing she's got her Bossy Best Friend! The girls share a garden where time moves to the rhythm of Bossy's commands until the day Little Girl can no longer obey. Bossy has forbidden Little Girl to touch her precious tomato plant. But if the plant doesn't get watered soon, it will die.

“When Bossy leaves to visit her grandma, Little Girl uproots the plant in a valiant rescue, and a messy girl-creature springs out of the earth, spitting up dirt and crying red tears. Soon, Little Girl is playing crazy new games with Tomato Plant Girl and teaching her to say "please." Maybe Little Girl has found a new Best Friend. But what will they do when Bossy returns? And what if Tomato Plant Girl won't stay?

“When her friendships collide and Little Girl has to choose, she discovers the power of making up her own rules.”

— From the publisher

About This Production

Performance Dates and Times
May 27–31, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
May 31, 2 p.m. Matinee

Backstage Theatre, McKinley Hall, SPU Campus

Candace Vance

Scenery and Costume Designer
Don Yanik

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