EMU Theatre to present ‘The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas’

EMU Theater will be presenting 'Monsters and Peas' at the end of the month.

Eastern Michigan University’s Theatre will be presenting Jonathan Graham’s “The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas” at the Sponberg Theatre on May 29 and 30 and June 5 and 6 at 7 p.m.

The production chronicles a small boy who loved monsters and a girl who loved peas. EMU Theater calls this a, “hilarious and heartfelt comedy,” that was directed by Patricia Zimmer and recommended for audiences ages 4 and up.

EMU Theatre will work in conjunction with EMU’s Autism Collaborative Center to host two special Sunday matinee performances on May 31 and June 7 at 2 p.m.

The ACC will provide tools and techniques to make these Sunday matinee’s pleasant, including fidget toys and I-need-a-break cards. Families can bring noise reducing headphones, and there will be an I-need-a-break quiet exit that leads to a play area. There will also be sound effects played at a reduced level.

For specific questions, additional information or for patrons who have special needs or accommodations, contact Pam Cardell atpam.cardell@emich.edu or call (734) 487-1220.

For additional information about the EMU Autism Collaborative Center visitwww.emich.edu/acc, email autismcenter@emich.edu or call (734) 487-2890.

Ticket prices for “The Boy Who Loved Monsters and The Girl Who Loved Peas” are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for main stage patrons and $7 for children ages 4-12; no further discounts apply.

Tickets are available in person at the Convocation Center, at the Student Center Ticket Office or the Quirk Box Office either by phone at (734) 487-2282 or online at emutix.com. There is an additional surcharge for tickets purchased by mail, phone or online.

The EMU theatre major is in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre. The Theatre Department offers both tailored bachelors and masters programs. For more information about EMU Theatre, visitwww.emich.edu/emutheatre.

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