Eastern Michigan University
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Written by Jonathan Graham
Directed by Patricia Zimmer

"I wish I had a monster that would eat all my peas, then I wouldn't have to. I wish a monster would come and eat this house." –Evan, Scene I
Tired of being forced to eat the peas he hates, Evan wishes for a monster to come and eat his family, especially his younger sister Sue who LOVES peas. Eight-year old Evan soon discovers that sometimes even the most wild and unlikely of wishes come true. Evan and Sue join forces to keep Pea, their newly arrived monster, hidden from their technology-addicted parents. Monsters are awfully hard to hide, though, and Mommy & Daddy soon discover the big green, pancake stealing, addition to their household. Will Pea eat up Mommy & Daddy now that he's been discovered? Will he be sent back to Monster World? Is he meant to stay and be a part of the family?

Join us for The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas to find out what happens in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy for the whole family.  Recommended for ages 4+. Running time for the performance is approximately 60 minutes.

The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas will be performed in the Sponberg Theatre on May 29 & 30 and June 5 & 6 at 7pm. In partnership with the EMU Autism Collaborative Center, we will offer "Lights Up, Sound Down" performances on Sunday, May 31 & June 7 at 2pm. These Sunday matinees are open to everyone and will feature reduced sound levels, audience lights that will remain on and accommodations for children on the autism spectrum including fidget toys, "I-need-a-break" cards, and a quiet break area in the upper lobby. Children who use noise reducing headphones are encouraged to bring them.

For more information on accommodations or with any questions, please contact Pam Cardell at pam.cardell@emich.edu or 734.487.1220.