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On Stage

Digging Up Dessa

Written by Laura Schellhardt

Directed by Emily Levickas
Sponberg Theatre

May 12, 13*, 19, 20 at 7 p.m.
May 14** & 21 at 2 p.m.
School matinees on May 16 & 17*/** at 10 a.m.

*Accessible, **Sensory Friendly, Suggested for ages 10+.
For Dessa, life brim with treasures waiting to be uncovered and mysteries to be solved. Though she is distinctly a 21st century girl, Dessa develops a mysterious connection to the pioneering 19th century English paleontologist, Mary Anning, whose gender and lack of formal education resulted in her discoveries being buried by history. 

Please be sure to visit our productions page for further details. (Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.)

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