Olympia Family Theater is over the moon excited to present Flora & Ulysses!
The story centers around a 10-year-old self-proclaimed cynic and a flying squirrel poet (yes, you read that correctly). Flora rescues the squirrel from a vacuum cleaner, names him Ulysses and discovers he has been reborn a superhero who can now understand her, fly, and even write poetry. It’s quite the fitting experience for a comic-book-loving kid like Flora. Together they embark on an eccentric adventure full of typewriters, giant donuts, cheese puffs, comic books, quirky characters, and completely bursting with heart.
Because Flora is comforted by the idea of words floating in thought-bubbles above her head, walking into the theater will feel like stepping into a giant comic book. Audiences will enjoy getting to read Flora’s thoughts and quotes from her favorite comic as they are projected onto the set.
The characters in this 2014 Newbery Medal-winning Kate DiCamillo book are full of moxie, living ordinary lives until confronted with extraordinary and often magical circumstances. This show is not just for the kids, it’s a story for everyone! The script addresses some real moments that families go through and its characters are models of resiliency—rising to the occasion to act with courage, love, and strength.
Don’t miss this endearing saga about the possibilities of hope and the promises of living life with a capacious heart.
Olympia Family Theater’s production of Flora & Ulysses opens February 1, 2019 and runs through February 17, 2019 and is recommended for ages 6 and up. Individual show tickets and subscriptions can be purchased at olyft.org or by calling the box office at 360.570.1638.
Directed by Jen Ryle
By John Glore
Based on the Novel by Kate DiCamillo
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
February 1 – 17, 2019
Recommended for ages 6 & up
Run time: 90 minutes (including a 15 min. intermission)
Ted Ryle………….George Buckman
Rynelle Bircher………….Phyllis Buckman
Christine Goode………….Tootie Tickham
Austin Lang………….William Spiver
Erin Valcho………….Dr. Meescham
Chuck Meares………….Donald Tickham/Ernie/Mr. Klaus
All performances take place at our theater, 612 4th Ave E, in downtown Olympia. The lobby and box office opens 1 hour before show time, seating begins 20 minutes before show time.
This show runs 3 weekends
Thursday & Friday performances are at 7pm.
Saturday & Sunday performances are matinees at 2pm.
Fri, Feb 1st, 2019 at 7:00 pm OPENING NIGHT!
Sat, Feb 2nd, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Feb 3rd, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Thurs, Feb 7th, 2019 at 7:00 pm PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 9th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Feb 10th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Feb 14th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Feb 15th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 16th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Feb 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm CLOSING SHOW!
Thrifty Thursday! Pay-What-You-Can Performance: The Thursday after opening weekend is a special Pay-What-You-Can performance. Tickets go on sale at 12:00pm in our lobby box office. Pay-What-You-Can tickets may only be purchased in person at the box office, cash or check only.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended due to limited seating! Tickets can be purchased online or by phone with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Tickets are available 24 hours a day from our website: http://olyft.org
Box office hours: 1 hour before each performance (cash, check or credit card)
Youth (Under 12): $15.00
10% off groups of 10 or more to one performance.
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All performances are wheelchair accessible. Contact the box office with any special needs when making your purchase, (360) 570-1638.
Based in downtown Olympia, Olympia Family Theater is a nonprofit community theater that engages audiences of all ages in performances and programs that entertain and educate.
Olympia Family Theater • 612 4th Ave E • Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 570-1638