Harriet the Spy
Civic Youth Theatre Play
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Each season, since the early 1940s, thousands of youth from the greater Kalamazoo area have been entertained and educated through attendance of or participation in our Civic Youth Theatre program. For many of our young patrons, a Youth Theatre production serves as an introduction to theatre as an art form. Youth involved in a production learn very quickly that it
takes a lot of hard work to put on a show. As they memorize lines, paint scenery and collect props, they are also building friendships and develop self-confidence that will last them a lifetime.
Eleven year old Harriet is a writer. She is also a spy! Every afternoon Harriet practices writing by following a spy route, observing her friends and neighbors, and writing about them in her trusty notebook. She writes down everything she sees, thinks, and feels about everyone...everything! When Harriet loses her notebook, it is found and read by her classmates, and her snooping is exposed. Harriet learns that her honest opinions have hurt
her friendships and the feelings of her friends and neighbors. A heartfelt story about being true to yourself - Harriet the Spy is a sneaky family favorite with an important lesson.
Sunday, March 18th at 4:00pm
Monday, March 19th at 4:00pm
FREE Inside the Civic Youth Workshops
Saturday, March 10th
More Detailed information to come.
Director - TODD ESPELAND
Scenic Designer - KATIE TULIN
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - EMILY WALSH
Lighting/Sound/SFX Designer - TBA
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Technical Director - TATIANA MCCALLUM
Stage Manager - DJ BRANNAN
Friday, May 18th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 19th at 1:00pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, May 19th at 4:00pm
Sunday, May 20th at 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 23rd at 9:30am
Wednesday, May 23rd at Noon
Thursday, May 24th at 9:30am
Thursday, May 24th at Noon
Friday, March 25th at 7:30pm (Meet the Company)
Saturday, May 26th at 1:00pm
Saturday, May 26th at 4:00pm
Why We Chose This Show
Because good theatre for young audiences can help youth understand themselves and the world around them we picked Harriet the Spy to close out our CYT season. This play captures the feelings, thoughts and situations of an adolescent with remarkable clarity and dimension. Like the book of the same name, Harriet the Spy often manages to be hilarious while dealing with tough problems, such as how to deal with peer rejection, how to carry on without a beloved friend and how to be true to oneself.
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.